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The Scandal Is What's Legal
Stephen G. Cecchetti
The Fannie-Freddie Debacle Continues
Editor and Publisher, PopularEconomics.com
Dodd-Frank: Five Years After
Stephen G. Cecchetti
On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (hereafter, DF), the most sweeping financial regulatory reform in the United States since the 1930s. Let's have a look at the most noteworthy accomplishments and the biggest failings so far.
Why Conforming Loan Limits Should Be Part of Housing-Finance Reform -- But Aren't
Chief Economist, Trulia
The housing finance system -- as well as other national housing policies -- needs to serve a country where local home prices in some markets are 10 times as high as in others, and where local and state laws affect how much new construction is allowed, how long foreclosures take, and more.
Johnson-Crapo Housing Reform Guided by Weapons of Mass Deception About Affordable Housing Goals
Marc H. Morial
President and CEO, National Urban League
Instead of expanding homeownership opportunities, the Johnson-Crapo proposal tells working and middle-class families that homeownership will be reserved for the fortunate few. That is simply wrong, and we can do better.
Why a Better Housing Finance Solution Shouldn't Be the Enemy of the Best Solution
Dr. Stan Humphries
After months of robust home value appreciation, the U.S. housing market recovery is on very solid footing. We can now begin to turn away from housing's ugly recent history and start contemplating its future, specifically the future of housing finance.
Taxpayer-Backed Lender Didn't Help Struggling Homeowners Because It Would Hurt Their Profits
'Everybody Will Dig Up Everything They Can Dig Up'
Time to Move On: Families Facing Foreclosure Need Better Solutions Than HAMP
While HAMP set out to provide three to four million modifications, only 600,000 families have received permanent loan modifications through the program. It's time to look for other ways to stymie foreclosures.
Obama Calls For End To Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
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Big Banks Want Fannie And Freddie's Government Backing
: The Housing Market Is On The Brink
Fannie, Freddie Reform: The Government Needs To Continue Propping Up The Mortgage Market, Say Banking Execs
Bank Regulation, Need for Transparency, and Politics as Usual Makes the Outcome Uncertain
Bank regulation is caught up in political maneuvering. Pro and con lobbying groups are spinning legislators. We need reform.
Greenspan To Financial Crisis Commission: Roots Of Crisis In Communism's Fall, The Fed Isn't To Blame
Geithner: Fannie and Freddie Need To Be Changed... But We Don't Know How
Fannie, Freddie: Still 'No Exit' For Government's Investments In Troubled Housing Giants
Fannie, Freddie Stock Prices Soar On Announcement Of Government's Blank Check Support
Fannie, Freddie, Forgotten In Reform Bills, May Ask Government For MORE Money
Fannie, Freddie And Citi: The Rise Of The New Government-Sponsored Enterprise
Analyst Says Fannie, Freddie Have "No Underlying Value"
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