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Wall Street Won! Nothing to Prevent Another Crisis, Says Former FDIC Chairman Bill Isaac by Henry Blodget

Wall Street Won! Nothing to Prevent Another Crisis, Says Former FDIC Chairman Bill Isaac by Henry Blodget

March 11, 2011

by Henry Blodget for Yahoo Finance

Crisis may create opportunity, but Congress completely flubbed its opportunity to enact meaningful financial reform in the aftermath of the worst crisis since the Great Depression, says the former chairman of the FDIC, Bill Isaac.

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Betting the Farm: Former FDIC Chair Isaac Fears Another ‘Ag’ Bubble Brewing by Aaron Task

Betting the Farm: Former FDIC Chair Isaac Fears Another ‘Ag’ Bubble Brewing by Aaron Task

March 11, 2011

by Aaron Task for Yahoo Finance

The housing bubble may have burst but another American real estate boom rolls on: Since 2000, U.S. farmland values have risen by 58% after inflation, according to the FDIC. And since 2003, they’ve risen by over 10% annually.

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Book Review: Failures, brought to you by bureaucrats by William Grant

Book Review: Failures, brought to you by bureaucrats by William Grant

March 10, 2011

Reviewed by William Grant, chairman and CEO, First United Bank & Trust, Oakland, Md and published in the ABA Banking Journal. Grant is vice-chairman of the Administrative Committee of the ABA America’s Community Bankers Council.

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William M. Isaac’s Senseless Panic makes great reading for any banker seeking to understand the causes of the near-financial-meltdown. It should be required reading for lawmakers and regulators.

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The Dark Side of the 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage by Alex J. Pollock

The Dark Side of the 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage by Alex J. Pollock

March 10, 2011

My friend, Alex Pollock, former President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, hit another one out of the park in his recent essay on whether the 30-year fixed rate mortgage benefits consumers. The topic is quite relevant in the debate about what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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After Obama’s Budget, Republicans Need a New Strategy (by David Malpass)

After Obama’s Budget, Republicans Need a New Strategy (by David Malpass)

February 17, 2011

David Malpass, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, continue to write some of the best material I have seen on the U.S. fiscal crisis. With David’s permission I am including his February 16, 2011 piece for the Wall Street Journal on my website. I encourage you to read it.

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