Economy 2008 Financial Crisis: How US, where the crisis originated, was the least affected country Updated : September 14, 2018 02:24 PM IST Lehman Brothers shut their shop, the US immediately took to quantitative easing (QE) and austerity measures to pull the financial sector out of the mess. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.