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The Financial Lives of the Poets - Chapter 13: On the Spiritual Crises of Financial Experts Summary & Analysis

Jess Walter
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This chapter consists of a poem (assumedly written by Matt) describing the root cause of the financial crisis. He uses Mother Teresa’s admission that she stopped hearing God’s voice towards the end of her life as a parallel example of the way people blindly trusted in the economic system of the US. Mother Teresa stayed steadfast in her faith even though she had stopped hearing God’s voice, just as millions of US citizens stayed confident the economy would right itself, even during the worst throes of economic depression.

The poem opines that while blame was placed on many things and people for the financial crises (poor people being given mortgages they could not pay, inflated home prices, etc), blaming these things is akin to “saying a cold is caused by a cough - that...

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