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Big Differences Between Our Recession & The Great Depression

Here’s a guest blog on the NYT’s Freakanomics blog: We had a huge real estate boom between 2000 and 2006. We’re now paying the bill for cheap money and lack of regulation for new financial vehicles. There were so many … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae Under Pressure

Report: In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, Fannie Mae is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders… Fannie Mae has been under increasing … Continue reading

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Behind The Mortgage Mess

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct 03, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ — A New Policy Report by Stan J. Liebowitz Reveals the Causes of the Crisis We are experiencing one of the worst financial upheavals of the post-WWII era, driven primarily by a … Continue reading

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In The Beginning Of The Refinance Crisis

Stephen J. Dubner writes: As the mortgage/stock market/credit meltdown continues, an old Times article is making the e-mail rounds. Yes, the mission is blame-assignation and yes, the villains are ones you’ve heard about from certain talking heads on TV (lately … Continue reading

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Who’s To Blame For The Credit Meltdown?

From hotair.com: Sometimes the greatest blame comes from great praise when viewed in hindsight. The Los Angeles Times proves that with an article from 1999 heaping praise on the very people most responsible for the credit-market meltdown. Ronald Brownstein lauded … Continue reading

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