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After the Fracking Is Done

(41) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 2:31 PM

In the late 1990s, in Texas, the energy industry developed new techniques to release gas and oil from underground rock formations by injecting pressurized streams of water and chemicals into the ground. The hydrofracturing -- or "fracking" -- gold rush ensued, and now it is not limited to traditional energy-producing...

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A Simple Approach to Preventing the Next Housing Crisis: Why We Need One, What One Would Look Like, and Why Dodd-Frank Isn't It

(52) Comments | Posted December 31, 2010 | 3:06 PM

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was, ostensibly, a response to the crisis in the U.S. housing market and the inter-related crisis in the market for mortgage-backed securities ("MBS"). One of the goals of the legislation, presumably, was to prevent another crisis in housing and mortgage finance....

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