Wall Street Journal  Oct 7  Comment 
Mortgage lenders received new assurances from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that they won’t be slammed with onerous penalties for what they say are relatively minor errors made when underwriting loans.
MarketWatch  Oct 7  Comment 
The continued stock-market strength of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been a puzzle to some, so much so that one senator came out on Wednesday and said to short the security.
Clusterstock  Oct 2  Comment 
If you want to invest in a business, you need to be able to describe the core value of the organization in a few short sentences. That's the lesson Fannie Mae CFO Dave Benson offered when we asked him to share his best financial...
Yahoo  Sep 22  Comment 
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reached a settlement with two former Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB) executives in one of its biggest lawsuits tied to the financial crisis, and the two men agreed as part of the deal to cooperate with the SEC...
Clusterstock  Sep 21  Comment 
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reached a settlement with two former Fannie Mae executives in one of its biggest lawsuits tied to the financial crisis, but has yet to settle with former...
newratings.com  Sep 18  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Two former executives of Fannie Mae have reportedly settled a 2011 lawsuit related to subprime mortgages with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, for a total of $35,000. Enrico Dallavecchia, Fannie Mae's...


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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