March 13, 2009
Posted: 1415 GMT

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Filed under: Economy •I-Desk Poll

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W. Wolters   March 13th, 2009 4:24 pm ET

Personally i think that situations that are labelled as a crisis are very rarely the fault of one group of people. In modern day life there just isn't one group anymore as everything interacts with eachother. We could blame the politicians when things go wrong but considering we as the people put them there in the first place wouldn't part of the problem lie with us? A analyst could analyse and make calculated predictions all he or she wants but if they can't get their voice out or people won't listen to them it will be hard for them to chance things.

So in the end i decided to vote for other, not because i think all the other options are not to blame but because all of them are in some way responsible for the crisis.

Tom Herold   March 13th, 2009 5:16 pm ET

The Banksters

Are you really interested in more transparency into the world's financial crisis? Do you really want to know what has caused the crisis of confidence?

Are you aware of how the (US-national and the) capitalist international banking system works? Are you not sure what the truth is? Are you not sure what is the real cause of the worldwide economic/banking crisis? Well, pay attention. Here it is.

The crisis has been caused by the banks – specifically by the rules under which the federal government has allowed the banks to operate. It is the way that banks operate that must be changed, if a sound economy is to be restored.

Hugh Smith   March 13th, 2009 5:35 pm ET

It's easy to blame the others, but the real culprits are the consumers, the people. Those who buy everything on credit, and buy much too expensive homes and cars so they can keep up with the Joneses. The banks and industries just did what the consumers wanted.

tarek (BB)   March 13th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

Hi and how are you Hala.

My comments short and clear for other.

1- others like madoff who are not yet caught.
2- lost of confidence and cooperation between banks.

Johan   March 14th, 2009 11:25 am ET

I dont think a lot of people are responsible. The economy just goes down and up every once in a while. Because of that people are far too optimistic during good times and far too negative during bad times. You could buy companies now for 5 billion dollars, which have ten billion dollars in cash in the bank. People just worry a bit too much! Great show by the way!

Michael Moore   March 14th, 2009 3:12 pm ET

Why is CNN not reporting on the UN statement of the US being "deadbeats" when all we do is throw money at them (2billion already)?? Why are you not supporting America or informing Americans that we fully funded (98%) the only situation that occurred (Korea) which involved the UN. Maybe even better, why not start a discussion on why they have a leader who is strongly anti-American & Israel, or why he treats Iran like its a peace loving nation that doesn't have any ties to terrorism (enemy combatants, which is what they are) when in reality they have never done anything positive in History!!

Monty   March 16th, 2009 1:19 pm ET

I blame everyone, but in order of accountability (most to least)

Govt – a better term than 'politicians'
Financial Analysts
The Public

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