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Future of Housing Finance

Future of Housing Finance

October 27, 2010

The following is an article by Alex Pollock of the American Enterprise Institute on what we need to do to clean up the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mess.  It is so cogent I had to put it on my website with Alex’s blessing.

Ten recommendations for rebuilding a sturdier, more rational housing finance system

By Alex J. Pollock for Mortgage Banking Magazine

American housing finance is living in the wake of the great housing bubble of 2000-2006 and its collapse into the panic of 2007-2009.  With house prices having fallen more than 30 percent from peak to trough-something previously considered impossible- they have now arrived back at their long-term trend line. 

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HOW MUCH ARE WE WORTH? $80 TRILLION? By William Dunkelberg

HOW MUCH ARE WE WORTH? $80 TRILLION? By William Dunkelberg

October 18, 2010

Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist of the National Federation of Independent Business, wrote the following article which he has authorized me to publish on my website. His article questions a recent announcement by the Federal Reserve that U.S. consumers are now wealthier than at any time in history despite the weakest and slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression. It’s worth your time to read and reflect on the article.

HOW MUCH ARE WE WORTH?

Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business

The Federal Reserve recently announced that consumers were now wealthier than at any time in history, this in spite of the weakest recovery from the worst recession since the 1930s. To calculate

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Bill Isaac Vs. Hank Paulson’s Bailout Machine: How The Former FDIC Chairman ALMOST Stopped TARP

Bill Isaac Vs. Hank Paulson’s Bailout Machine: How The Former FDIC Chairman ALMOST Stopped TARP

October 18, 2010

Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist of the National Federation of Independent Business, wrote the following article which he has authorized me to publish on my website. His article questions a recent announcement by the Federal Reserve that U.S. consumers are now wealthier than at any time in history despite the weakest and slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression. It’s worth your time to read and reflect on the article.

HOW MUCH ARE WE WORTH?

Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business

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HOW MUCH ARE WE WORTH?? $80 TRILLION? By William Dunkelberg

HOW MUCH ARE WE WORTH?? $80 TRILLION? By William Dunkelberg

October 18, 2010

Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist of the National Federation of Independent Business, wrote the following article which he has authorized me to publish on my website. His article questions a recent announcement by the Federal Reserve that U.S. consumers are now wealthier than at any time in history despite the weakest and slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression. It’s worth your time to read and reflect on the article.

HOW MUCH ARE WE WORTH?

Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business

The Federal Reserve recently announced that consumers were now wealthier than at any time in history, this in spite of the weakest recovery from the worst recession since the 1930s. To calculate

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Analysis: U.S. banks prepare for deflation risk

Analysis: U.S. banks prepare for deflation risk

October 12, 2010

By Elinor Comlay and Joe Rauch for Reuters

U.S. banks are bracing for possible deflation and, if it comes, it will not be pretty for lenders, analysts said.

Atlanta-based SunTrust (STI.N) has set up a special committee to assess its exposure to deflation, said Nancy Bush, an NAB Research analyst briefed on the matter by the company.

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Politifact: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett says he voted against the bank bailout

Politifact: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett says he voted against the bank bailout

October 8, 2010

Published by Austin American Statesman on Politifact.com

In a TV ad that started airing Oct. 4, small-business owners applaud U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, who boasts about his vote against the bank bailout package that has haunted some incumbents seeking re-election. When the U.S. House passed the legislation Oct. 3, 2008, most Democrats voted for it while a majority of Republicans said no.

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