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The Bailout of Fannie and Freddie: Redux

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You may remember the post I published a month ago which was about the government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and what it might mean to us as the American people.  I haven’t made it a habit to revisit old posts often because a large amount of my content is focused more on […]

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When Will The Bailouts End?

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Maybe it’s just me, but these bailouts seem to be happening more and more frequently these days. Six months ago it was Bear Stearns. Just two weeks ago we bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now, as you’ve undoubtedly heard, the U.S. government has taken it upon itself to bail out American International Group, […]

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The Bailout of Fannie and Freddie

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The United States of America has officially become a nation of bailouts.  With the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Sunday, September 7 they have also become the nation’s largest mortgage provider.  They now own (or back) around $5-6 trillion in mortgage loans, which is roughtly half of the existing mortgages in […]

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