The government is the proud owner of many bubbles which they fund.
Each of these sectors of industry (school (FAFSA), medicine (Medicare...), business (TARP), banks, etc are all on the life support of government funding via fiat currencies. The more "non-backed" funding or tax incentives they receive the more they begin to rely on 'fake economy'. When that spending drys up, the bubble pops. Its like your little brother stealing money from the Monopoly bank when you aren't looking. Eventually, the bank runs out of money.
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