QUOTE AND NEWS
Financial Times  Jul 6  Comment 
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ‘conservatorship’ remains unfinished business
MarketWatch  Jun 28  Comment 
Fannie Mae and several states offer aid for young people who want to be homeowners.
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 26  Comment 
US mortgage lenders are bracing for rockier times as consumers demand for home loans slows and competition in the mortgage industry intensifies, Fannie Mae's latest quarterly survey released on Monda...
Motley Fool  Jun 15  Comment 
Just because an investment is appropriate for a billionaire, it doesn't mean it's a good idea for you.
Financial Times  Jun 1  Comment 
Paulson and Blackstone urge privatisation of US mortgage agencies
Wall Street Journal  May 24  Comment 
A consensus is starting to emerge between lawmakers and the Trump administration on how to reform the U.S. housing finance market.
New York Times  May 23  Comment 
Fannie Mae said it had stopped selling properties to the firm after conducting a review of the firm’s rent-to-own program.
Motley Fool  May 19  Comment 
Bullishness for the housing market could extend to the once-troubled government-sponsored enterprises.
MarketWatch  May 18  Comment 
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he expects Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to continue to pay its dividends to the government, despite the financial conditions of the firms. The Treasury Secretary told a Senate Banking Committee hearing...
Cloud Computing  May 17  Comment 
This talk centers around how to automate best practices in a multi-/hybrid-cloud world based on our work with customers like GE, Discovery Communications and Fannie Mae. Today’s enterprises are reaping the benefits of cloud computing, but also...




 

I suppose a priapicnl reduction program would be better than nothing, but there is always the risk of unintended consequences or even operational failure when attempting such a specific intervention. Why not let monetary policy do the work in a continuous, predictable, and agnostic fashion? It would deliver benefits not only to home owners, but also by reducing the real return on the many large cash-equivalent investments amassed by corporations like Apple ($60B last I checked), spurring them to put funds to more productive use. And of course, monetary policy can benefit from the Chuck Norris effect. Fiscal policy hasn't exactly inspired such reactions of late.

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