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Kill Fannie and Freddie, put private capital at the center of the mortgage system, and let people refinance more easily.

The House and Senate don't agree on whether the government should stay in the mortgage market.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were never supposed to be profitable. And yet, they're set to generate surpluses.

Some think tankers have come out with a hybrid system that would do four basic things:

We probably won't have a major budget showdown until September at the earliest.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 8, 2013
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The strange story of how an accounting decision by the housing finance giants this week will delay the day of reckoning on the federal debt ceiling.

We're approaching the five year anniversary of the government taking over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Here's why Congress hasn't overhauled housing finance.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 5, 2013
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The Princeton economist discusses how the economy blew up, how we put it back together, and how to prevent it all from happening again.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 23, 2013
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