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The Hearing: July 19, 2009 - July 25, 2009

Make Haste Slowly

This guest post is from Martin Baily, Charles Taylor and Peter Wallison of the Pew Financial Reform Project.   The patchwork of federal agencies that was charged with overseeing  the financial system failed to protect us from crisis last year,...

By Terri Rupar  |  July 24, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Regulation  
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The "Other" Health Care Issue

President Obama took to the airwaves last night to argue for comprehensive health-care reform in the face of increasing obstruction from Republicans and skepticism from "moderate" Democrats. There has been tremendous public debate over every dimension of health-care reform. Currently...

By James Kwak  |  July 23, 2009; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Auctions Bill Is on Agenda for TARP Warrant Hearing

The $700 billion bailout bill required the Treasury Department to obtain warrants from bailout recipients. The warrants give the owner the right to buy stock by some future date at a preset price. One of the overseers of the Troubled...

By Tim Lawson  |  July 22, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Right to Rent: A Non-Bureaucratic Solution to the Foreclosure Crisis

This guest post is from Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. RealtyTrac released data last week showing that the foreclosure rate in the second quarter hit yet another record high, 11 percent above the first-quarter...

By Terri Rupar  |  July 20, 2009; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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