Imagining a Fannie-less, Freddie-less World

Indiviglio, Daniel
March 2011
National Journal;3/17/2011, p4
The article argues for the eradication of housing-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the U.S. According to the author, these troubled government-sponsored enterprises once served as the mortgage market's foundation. The author believes Fannie and Freddie need not exist for the government to back mortgages. He claims a new agency could be formed to only guarantee mortgages so that investors could continue to benefit from the safety that the two corporations previously offered to their bonds.


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