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By politicizing the allocation of mortgage credit beyond the level that was possible with Freddie and Fannie, the bill proposed by Sen. Tim Johnson and Sen. Mike Crapo manages to make the affordable-housing provisions of current policy worse.
Everybody talks about fixing the problem of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but it is hard to make anything actually happen. I propose for immediate action to treat Fannie and Freddie exactly like a Too Big To Fail (TBTF) bank.
AEI's Stephen Oliner delivered the following remarks at the International Conference on Collateral Risk hosted by Allianz SE in Berlin, Germany on March 28, 2014.
AEI's Edward Pinto delivered the following remarks at the International Conference on Collateral Risk in Berlin, Germany on March 28, 2014.
In February, the National Mortgage Risk Index indicated that 11.6 percent of recent home purchase mortgage loans, roughly one in nine, could be expected to default under severe stress.
The draft bill released on Sunday, March 16 by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) will not protect taxpayers from future bailouts.
Policymakers concerned about inequality should look no further than federal housing finance policies that continue to target America’s working-class families and communities with risky lending practices.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) new rules for mortgage lending practices will not deter predatory lending and will significantly increase many small banks costs of mortgage lending.
The legislative outline released yesterday by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) will not protect taxpayers from future bailouts. The proposed legislation will almost certainly include a new explicit government guarantee for a large swath of the home mortgage market.
Join a diverse group of panelists — including sociologists, education experts, and students — for a discussion of how public policy and culture can help families lay a firmer foundation for their children’s educational success, and of how the effects of paternal involvement vary by socioeconomic background.
This event will coincide with the release of a new report by AEI’s Mary Habeck, which analyzes why current national security policy is failing to stop the advancement of al Qaeda and its affiliates and what the US can do to develop a successful strategy to defeat this enemy.
During this event, experts with many different views on the ACA will offer their predictions for the future.