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But inside these bundles lurked a financial time bomb: the subprime mortgages. 46 Most subprime mortgages started at a low interest rate, but after a few years the rate jumped. Borrowers who could not afford the increase lost their homes. As foreclosed homes were put back on the market, prices tumbled, and so did the investment banks’ income. Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke acknowledged the growing crisis. ”48 As America’s central banking system, the Federal Reserve began investigating the subprime mortgage industry to determine if stricter regulation was necessary.

These drowsy throngs were eagerly awaiting the arrival, not of a new high-tech toy or the latest video game, but the prime example of low-tech media: a book. “People are frenzied out there about this book,” commented Richard Klein, co-owner of a bookstore in Huntington, New York. ”28 The book was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth entry in the wildly popular series about a boy wizard and his friends at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The book was published simultaneously in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

Quoted in National Journal, “Blix: Iraq War Was Not Justified,” National Journal Group, March 31, 2004. com. 59 supported and assisted US military efforts in Iraq, the United Nations Security Council, which had not sanctioned the war, considered it to be unlawful. “I have indicated it was not in conformity with the UN charter,” UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said in 2004. ”63 No WMDs, the primary reason stated for the war, were found in Iraq. Nor was any link between Saddam and al Qaeda discovered.

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