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    Monetary Policy and the Economy, Panel 2

    A panel of experts appeared before the House Financial Services Committee to comment on the report to Congress by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen on the state of the U.S. economy and…

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    Housing Finance

    Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) talked about his housing finance bill, the Protecting Taxpayers and Homeowners Act. In his remarks he outlined the need for housing finance reform,…

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    2008 Financial Crisis

    Jay Richards talked about his book, Infiltrated, which proposes that Washington insiders and activists laid the foundation for the 2008 economic crisis and how these individuals continue to…

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    Book Discussion on Money, Gold, and History

    Lewis Lehrman talked about his book, Money, Gold, and History, in which he calls for a return to the gold standard, which he argues will help improve our economy. He spoke at the Cato…

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    Housing Finance Reform

    Panelists talked about changing the government’s role in housing finance housing finance.

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    Book Discussion on Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail

    Thomas Stanton, former staff member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, talked about his book, Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the…

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    Consumer Credit Access, Panel 2

    Financial industry representatives testified on consumer credit access issues related to the regulatory power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Subcommittee members raised…

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    2008 Financial Crisis

    Kevin Villani talked about the 2008 financial crisis and housing market collapse. He outlined how housing policy initiated the financial crisis, and the impact of the implementation of…

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    Housing Market

    Panelists talked about the U.S. economy and the housing market. Panel: Joseph Smith , Monitor, Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight Marc Morial , President and CEO of the National Urban…

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    Libertarian State of the Union

    Panelists talked about the state of the U.S. from a Libertarian point of view. They discussed Social Security and Medicare, limited government, economic growth, and the fiscal, legal,…

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    Mortgage Loan Reform

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation for restructuring the financing of mortgage loans. Among the topics addressed were the state of the housing market, the role of Fannie…

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    State of the Housing Market

    Industry leaders and experts testified on the current condition and challenges facing the housing market.

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    Mortgage Foreclosures

    Mark Calabria talked about recent reports of mortgage irregularities and use of fraudulent loan documents among major bank lenders. These irregularities include lenders who have used…

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    Foreclosure Prevention, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about plans to provide greater relief for homeowners facing or in foreclosure. Among the topics they addressed were programs to reduce the principal on home loans…

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    Housing and Mortgage Markets, Panel 2

    Representatives from the housing finance community and academics testified on the future of housing finance. Witnesses focused on methods of mortgage financing, the role of Fannie Mae…

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    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Panelists reviewed the history and current regulatory structure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and offered proposals for reform. Following their remarks they responded to questions from…

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    Book Discussion on Financial Fiasco

    Johan Norberg talked about his book Financial Fiasco: How America’s Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis (Cato Institute; September 25, 2009). He…

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    Mortgage Refinancing and Modification

    Witnesses testified about the Making Home Affordable program, which was designed to stem foreclosures by allowing eligible homeowners to refinance or modify the terms of their mortgages.

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