Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Turning the American Dream into a Nightmare

by: Oonagh McDonald

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Author: Oonagh McDonald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Publication date: 07 June 2012

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ISBN: 1780930046 ISBN 13: 9781780930046

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by Oonagh McDonald

The book demonstrates how politicians and federal agencies dominated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and took just thirteen years to wreck the American dream of home ownership. Top page

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This book examines the role of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other key players in the American mortgage market, in precipitating the current global financial crisis. From President Clinton's announcement of the 'National Home Ownership Strategy' in 1995 to its collapse in 2008, this book deftly explains the aims and consequences of extending mortgage lending to people who could not afford home ownership. Bankers, investment banks, rating agencies and derivatives have all been awarded their share of the blame, while politicians, regulators and government agencies have successfully avoided theirs. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been implicated, but the true story of their marriage made in hell has never been told. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic

City: London

Pages: 496

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Age recommended: College/higher education

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 332.720973

Departments: Economic systems; Financial crises & disasters; Credit & credit institutions; Property & real estate;

Record updated at: 11 October, 2013 time: 07:38

Summary Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Acknowledgements Introduction Timeline Chapter 1. The Seeds are Sown. Chapter 2. Two More Tools in the Toolkit. Chapter 3. The Role of the Housing and Urban Development Department. Chapter 4 Mortgage Data. Chapter 5. The 'Mission Regulator' for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Chapter 6. The GSEs and the Developing Crisis. Chapter 7. The Dominance of the GSEs. Chapter 8. The Beginning of the End for Freddie Mac Chapter 9. The Beginning of the End for Fannie Mae Chapter 10. The Years 2005 to 2007. Drinking in the Last Chance Saloon. Chapter 11. The Subprime Market Grew and Grew and No One Knew Chapter 12. Why did Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac get away with it for so long? Chapter 13. The End Cometh. Chapter 14. What Next? Appendix 1 Abbreviations Bibliography Index Top page

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