The American Conservative -- Unnatural Disaster This article is taken from Thomas E. Woods Jr.'s newest New York Times bestselling book, Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse. Woods discusses the business cycle and why the Federal Reserve is to blame for our current crisis. "If politicians are honest in seeking a culprit, they will find that its not capitalism. Its not greed. Its not deregulation. Its an institution created by government itself." - Thomas E. Woods Jr.