I bet that if you were to randomly line up 100 people from the UK, and asked them “why did our economy collapse?” the majority of them would reply, “it was the bankers’ fault” or something along those lines. While this is true (to some extent), it raises questions as to how much we, as individuals, really know about the economic crisis. I, for one, am not entirely clued-up as to why our economy is in its current state. Sure, I know it has something to do with banks’ lending too much money, particularly to those who were unable to meet their repayments. However, in truth, I’m just regurgitating information that has been fed to me through the media. More on the reverse.