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That and the fact that the bankers helped inflate a property bubble.

If you borrow € 1 mil to buy a house that is really only worth € 0.5 mil, pay off € 0.2 mil out of your ordinary income before going underwater when the price resets to a more realistic value, then you've lost € 0.2 mil relative to the scenario where the housing market didn't suffer from a bubble. Plus the expense of bankruptcy and the inconvenience of foreclosure...

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Apr 20th, 2010 at 06:25:31 AM EST
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