It was not a mistake that GE made with the EV1, but a deliberate choice by the company's former CEO's to pursue profit. To GE, the car simply wasn't profitable enough; so they dismantled the project. How is capitalism to blame for a bad business decision? And have you seen the Prius sales slump? Who says having the Volt 10 years ago would mean anything right now? What? So it's just the drive to make the most profit you think is the best solution? Yes. And historicly it always has been. As a rule, the best and brightest follow the money to ply their trade. And it's the best and brightest who find the best solutions. Why do you believe that the whole world is upset when the US restricts stem cell research? Our researchers, as recipiants of the fruits of their labor, find the solutions and make the discoveries. Because they are the best and brightest. 'Cause they follow the money. First: the market isn't an entity. You may have been referring to consumers. Of course the market is an entity made up of the consumers. Just as "the electorate" is an entity made up of the voters. Second: Macroeconomics is a VERY elaborate subject. The problems we face now had escalated for decades, mainly because of the removal of progressive taxes. The war in Iraq happened because the influence of corporate CEO's on government had become too great. The war had harmed the US, yet it benefited war profiteers. When in the Hell have we removed progressive taxes? And since we have not not not not not not not not not removed progressive taxes I fail to see your point on how it's removal caused the current market correction. And how did this turn into an Iraq thread. BTW, All wars harm both parties involved. The question is, will the harm caused by war be less than the harm of ignoring the call to war. Either you don't know what you're talking about, or you didn't explain it very well. Remember that is was the market that instigated the crisis in the first place. The government bailouts wouldn't have happened if the market didn't malfunction in the first place. And it's a very complex subject... you can't shift the blame to any one cause. There were many causes that brought about the latest economic crisis. ??? You didn't understand what I said. In 1999 the US government commanded Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac to underwrite risky loans. That is what lead to the current "crisis." Which is simply market correcting itself from the damage cause by government interferance. The government went from regulator to dictator as to who could get loans.