Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance

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GUARANTEED
TO
FAIL
FANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC
and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance

VIRAL V. ACHARYA
MATTHEW RICHARDSON
STIJN VAN NIEUWERBURGH
LAWRENCE J. WHITE

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Prologue 1
  • 1 - Feeding the Beast 11
  • 2 - Ticking Time Bomb 31
  • 3 - Race to the Bottom 41
  • 4 - Too Big to Fail 61
  • 5 - End of Days 80
  • 6 - In Bed with the Fed 99
  • 7 - How Others Do It 115
  • 8 - How to Reform a Broken System 132
  • 9 - Chasing the Dragon 165
  • Epilogue 178
  • Appendix - Timeline of U.S. Housing Finance Milestones 183
  • Notes 187
  • Glossary 207
  • Index 211
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