By David J. Theroux | Thursday January 22, 2009 at 10:46 PM PDT | 8 Comments
In an insightful interview, Fannie Mae’s first Chief Credit Officer, Edward Pinto, corroborates our Research Fellow Stan Liebowitz‘s Independent Policy Report, Anatomy of a Train Wreck: Causes of the Mortgage Meltdown. Interviewed by Chip Hanlon, President of Delta Global Advisors, Pinto discusses how the affordable housing/lending lobby chipped away at lending standards until there...
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Tags: ACORN, Bailouts, Barney Frank, Budget and Tax Policy, Business, Congress, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Housing, Money and Banking, Politics, Regulation, sub-prime mortgages, Urban Issues, Welfare
By Mary Theroux | at 9:05 PM PDT | 0 Comments
Here’s a headline no one should be surprised to see: “Political Interference Seen in Bank Bailout Decisions“ (Nor surprised to see Barney Frank the poster boy for such: see also “‘Saturday Night Live’ Lampoons the Bailout“)
Tags: bailout, Bailouts, Barney Frank, Federal Reserve, Fraud, Humor, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, The State
By David J. Theroux | at 7:06 PM PDT | 62 Comments
Here is Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook on C-SPAN on January 16th before the Senate Judiciary Committee, testifying against the confirmation of Eric Holder, Jr., for Attorney General of the U.S. Dr. Halbrook’s full written testimony is available here. He is the author of the recent Independent Institute book, The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins...
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Tags: Attorney General, Bill of Rights, Books, C-SPAN, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Criminal Justice, Eric Holder, Gun Control, Law, Personal Liberty, Politics, Presidential Power, Second Amendment, Senate Judiciary Committee, The Founders' Second Amendment, Video
By Peter Klein | at 7:07 AM PDT | 1 Comment
It’s Libertarian Papers, edited by Stephan Kinsella: Welcome to a new type of libertarian publication: fast, scholarly, accessible to all. Libertarian Papers is a peer reviewed, exclusively online interdisciplinary journal. We welcome contributions on any suitable topic of libertarian scholarship, including philosophy, economics, legal theory, political science, history, and social/cultural analysis and philosophy. Libertarian...
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Tags: Economics, Law, Personal Liberty, Politics, Regulation, The State, War, Welfare