Why do people continue to blame the economic system when the governmental system is at fault? Why do we want politicians controlling the market? The only reason Capitalism is in crisis is because governments keep meddling with it. One point people repeatedly miss regarding Capitalism is that it requires a Free Market -- which means that the market determines the price and quantity of things. It also means there are no "special" favors to business by government -- GM does not get the bailout in Capitalism, but in a "mixed" economy, the government shows up and gives them one. Banking runs amok -- In Capitalism, the banks fail because of poor business practices. Additionally, government punishes them for their illegal activities. Why didn't the government show up and restrict illegal activities when they were happening?
In both cases, the absence or presence of government causes more economic problems. Government fails because it does what it is not supposed to do, and concurrently, doesn't do what it is supposed to do. Then the politicians turn around and blame not themselves, but the economic system. Regulate! becomes the cry, and the politicians continue to expand their power at the people's expense.
"Government in Crisis" doesn't quite have the same alliteration, but therein lies the problem.