Posts tagged "housing bubble"

Here we go again: 'Bonds Backed by Mortgages Regain Allur'

Amazing. Does it signal that the real estate market is bottoming out? Here are some interesting observations found in the New York Times: ┬áSome Wall Street investors made money as the mortgage market boomed; others profited when it fell apart. Having reaped big gains during both of those turns, Greg Lippmann, a former star trader... Read more »

Eric Zorn and I face off on the exploding federal debt bubble

Another in a series of debates between Chicago Tribune columnists Dennis Byrne and Eric Zorn. Resolved: What should be cut from the federal budget to reduce the debt? From Dennis, to Eric: We’ve lived through the devastating bursts of the housing and dot.com bubbles. Now, welcome to the debt bubble burst, the wrenching end of... Read more »

Tea Party started right here in Chicago

Did you think it started in some Alabama backwater or was conceived in the mind of a former Alaska governor? No, thank Chicago. The Sun-Times gives well-deserved recognition of the role that Rick Santelli, the CNBC reporter who reports from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile had in starting the Tea Party. A interesting and well-written story... Read more »
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Feds creating new sub-prime mortgage market

Remember how all those greedy banks were blamed for creating the housing bubble because they too easily issued mortgages to families that couldn’t afford them? And how we all should have learned the lesson of how easy credit caused the recession? Well, get this. The Federal Housing Administration now is continuing the same kind of... Read more »
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