You're three and a half years old, sitting at a park bench in the middle of Chicago on a muggy afternoon. There are various three and a half year old children around. You have eleventeen packs of cards donated to you by the company your Dad works for. For the fun of it you and the kids build a massive house of cards thirty stories high and nearly a hundred feet long.
Everything is going great when all of the sudden you notice the wind picking up speed. A few of your top floors fall but luckily the foundation is still standing. You and the other kids are sad but press on because you all are having so much fun.
The wind speed continues to rise and gusts are starting to make the house of cards wobble. You whine to your Dad who calls his boss and horay! Your Dad's company volunteers some very expensive scotch tape to shore the cards together to save the house.
The question is: do you take the free, but expensive tape and try to hold up the house, or do you let it fall and go buy yourself some Duplo Blocks to play with the other kids without having to worry about the wind?
The company is the US government. The cards are the rather loose loan laws. The kids are the American Public. The house you all built is the housing market. Finally the tape is a 700 billion dollar print of new money (which could be turned into US bonds later to get the money back to keep the dollary from losing value).
Personally I think they should let the house fall and figure out where to buy some Duplo Blocks. Pass some laws to make the housing market more stable.
In other words let it "smart" so people learn from their mistakes.
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