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[21 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 1,562 views]
Letting the market work

After months of anticipation, the Barack Obama administration released a plan to reform the secondary mortgage market that is decidedly capitalist in approach.
Yes, the Obama administration has proposed putting together a secondary mortgage market that is primarily financed by private capital. That’s a bit of a departure from what we’ve had for the past few decades and is well worth discussing.
Here’s a fact to consider – over the past couple of decades, taxpayers have been tapped for over $500 billion to cover the government’s losses following one plan after another …