WEEKEND READ: Don't blame the poor

Some critics are blaming the US credit crisis on laws that encouraged banks to lend to America's poor and minority groups. But Wall Street only has itself to blame for this disaster.

We've now entered a new stage of the financial crisis: the ritual assigning of blame. It began in earnest with Monday's congressional roasting of Lehman Brother's CEO Richard Fuld and continued on Tuesday with Capitol Hill solons delving into the failure of AIG.

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