The housing bubble burst in 2008 and burst even more spectacularly in 2010.
The crash that followed was more like a natural disaster, and the effects are still being felt.
While many of the financial firms that collapsed during the housing bubble never made a profit, many others, including those that survived it, are still making money today.
That’s a great story, but in reality, there’s a lot more to it than that.
First, let’s define what a bubble is.
When a bubble bursts, it causes a large drop in the price of a home or other asset.
That drop is often accompanied by a crash in other asset prices.
The impact on the broader economy can be devastating.
Many experts say the bubble that created the crash was a sign of a global financial crisis that could have been avoided had regulators and central banks had taken action to slow the bleeding.
The bubble was also a sign that the financial system was broken, but that was largely a myth.
While a few bubbles burst and crashed, the majority didn’t.
The collapse of the dot-com bubble in 2000 triggered a wave of new asset bubbles and the housing market boom that followed followed.
The housing bust was a much different story.
While the housing collapse was a shock, it was a far more severe shock than the housing crash.
The U.S. economy was teetering on the brink of an economic meltdown before the housing bust broke out.
The government’s response to the crisis, including its stimulus package and a massive federal bailout, were huge, but they were not enough to reverse the financial crisis.
The financial crisis also had a much larger impact on society, since the housing crisis meant that people who had been saving for retirement were now being forced to borrow money.
This, in turn, meant that many people were losing their jobs, and they had to make up the difference.
There were also large social costs, such as lower life expectancy.
These costs were even greater in the aftermath of the housing bubbles.
Today, the economy is far better off than it was in 2008.
In fact, GDP is now higher than it has been in decades, and unemployment has dropped to its lowest level in decades.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that there are still some important lessons that we have learned about bubbles.
First and foremost, we don’t need to have bubbles to cause a crisis.
If the economy isn’t doing well, the banks won’t want to take the risk of a crash on a mortgage.
If there’s no clear and convincing reason for the housing downturn, the bubble could be a false alarm.
Second, bubbles are temporary.
When bubbles burst, it doesn’t take long for a recovery to begin.
The bubbles are usually temporary and fade quickly.
Third, bubbles can’t be stopped by regulation.
While we should never assume that regulation will stop bubbles, we can make sure that the bubbles aren’t created by the banks and governments that created them.
That means that we need to get out of the way of the banks’ lending and borrowing and that we use more regulation.
We also need to make sure the regulators who regulate the banks understand what’s going on in the financial markets.
The key lesson is that we shouldn’t rely on the financial services industry to bail out banks.
The fact is that it is the financial institutions themselves that are at the core of the bubble.
If regulators weren’t involved in creating the bubble, we would have a much more stable financial system.
As long as the financial sector can continue to provide liquidity, the markets will be able to function.
This is the best outcome for the economy, for consumers and for our future.
This story is part of a series that focuses on the importance of the role of financial regulation.
For more information, see the next chapter in this series.