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May 15, 2012

While a privatized housing finance system would be ideal, it is likely that we need a government medallion (or backstop) for mortgage lenders. The idea would be to scale down the guarantee over time and let the private market return. A cooperative structure for a national securitization operation would eliminate the "cookie jar" nature of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Mar 14, 2012

Regulators, faced with another crisis in the future, will look to this precedent of preferential treatment for some and not others set by Secretary Geithner and his colleagues in 2008. When businesses come asking for money, government officials will find it hard to say no.
Mar 02, 2012

Secretary Geithner writes in today’s Wall Street Journal to remind us of the panic of 2008, because he fears that those of us who have the audacity to criticize Dodd-Frank might have forgotten how bad it was. This is the latest attempt by the Treasury Department to silence its critics during the implementation of Dodd-Frank.
Feb 21, 2012

If the Fed insists on playing a big role in the regulatory game, then it must play by the normal rules of transparency.
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Feb 13, 2012

Anthony Sanders expresses concern over the president's FY2013 budget, particularly in relation to housing policy.
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Nov 16, 2011

Podcasts

Lawrence J. White, Jason J. Fichtner, Hester Peirce, | May 02, 2012
Mercatus Center financial services experts Anthony Sanders, Arnold Kling, and Lawrence J. White discuss the future of GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the government's role in the U.S. housing market.

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Please join Mercatus Center financial services experts Anthony Sanders, Arnold Kling, and Larry J. White in discussing the future of GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the government's role in the U.S. housing market.

Media Clippings

| Dec 10, 2011
Anthony Sanders cited in The Wall Street Journal | Dec 10, 2011…
| Dec 09, 2011
Anthony Sanders cited by The Wall Street Journal | Dec 8, 2011…
Satya Thallam | Jun 27, 2011
Satya Thallam co-wrote an op-ed for Reason with Anthony Randazzo on ending Fannie and Freddie in exchange for an increase in the debt ceiling.
Todd Zywicki | Jun 09, 2011
Todd Zywicki writes in the Washington Times about falling home prices and the mortgage market.
| Jun 04, 2011
Anthony Sanders was cited in a Wall Street Journal article about the future of home ownership.
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