Law professor John Coffee explains why major credit rating agencies inflated their ratings and how they caused America’s financial collapse.

Category: Analysts, Bailouts, Video

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4 Responses to “John Coffee: Blame Ratings Agencies”

  1. Sircornflakes says:

    I see we’re still shooting the messenger.

    Funny how some people were able to do due diligence and see that the ratings meant little.

    But yeah, blame S&P for decades of bad fiscal management and demographic shifts.

  2. ilsm says:


    It was monetarism, that egged on bad fiscal management. And the boomers paid in to SS, despite the right’s instiance they won’t honor SS and medicare special treasuries.

    Yes, the ratings are inflated.

    wall st is insolvent in spite of all the liquidity.

  3. Sircornflakes says:

    My point, ilsm, is that some smart people did their work and saw through the ratings to see the underlying was garbage.

    Fat free on a food label doesn’t make it so.

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