New York Times  Oct 4  Comment 
A mutual fund that is suing the government had sought documents regarding the 2012 decision to seize profits from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
New York Times  Sep 30  Comment 
The financing giant will be getting a fuller credit picture of borrowers, including whether they pay off credit card bills in full or just the minimum.
Reuters  Sep 16  Comment 
Fannie Mae , the largest U.S. home funding source, elected Ryan Zanin to its board of directors.
MarketWatch  Sep 12  Comment 
The two government mortgage giants have been in conservatorship since the financial crisis.


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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