Each day this week, a different writer from TheStreet.com will make the case for why one of five prime culprits -- the banks, Congress, irresponsible home buyers, the Federal Reserve or the rating agencies -- is most to blame for the credit crisis and ensuing economic meltdown.
Alan Greenspan was lauded by Wall Street as the maestro for his role in presiding over a 9,000-point rally on the Dow Jones Industrial Average over his 18 years as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
But on the way to becoming "the greatest central banker who ever lived," a funny thing happened: The maestro played a key role in inflating a credit bubble that has put the global economy in its most dire straits since the Great Depression.
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