Do you want to discuss something that just came to my mind.
Is it possible that Greenspan and da boyz knew back in 2001 that the world economy will collapse into depression?
Is it possible they decided to postpone that collapse by 5 years in order to:
1. Invade Iraq and its oil fields.
2. Unload all the toxic loans outside the US, just to make sure we come out of this mess the first?
I will invoke Hanlon's razor:
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
or possibly Crabtree's Bludgeon:
No set of mutually inconsistent observations can exist for which some human intellect cannot conceive a coherent explanation, however complicated.