November 19, 2011

Saturday Learning Series - Mechanics of the mortgage meltdown

Yale professor Douglas W. Rae takes a look at the system behind sub-prime mortgages and goes through how the mechanics allowed the whole thing to happen.  There is only a cursory mention of government involvement and a mere hint at the government mandate (related to the CRA).  Nor does the conclusion offered by a student that more regulation is the answer, address the government's role in the whole mess.  But the rest of the mechanics provide a valuable lesson in what happened.

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