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By William Blum

For over sixty-five years, the USA struggle laptop has been on automated pilot. considering the fact that international conflict II we've been conditioned to think that America’s factors in ‘exporting’ democracy are honorable, even noble. during this startling and provocative e-book, William Blum, a number one dissident chronicler people overseas coverage and the writer of arguable bestseller Rogue country, argues that not anything will be farther from the reality. furthermore, except this fallacy is unlearned, and till humans comprehend absolutely the global affliction American coverage has brought on, we are going to by no means be ready to cease the monster.

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10). 11). Indeed, their share of issuance more than doubled, from an average of 21 percent in the years 2000 to 2003 to an average of 49 percent in 2004–2007. Their share of the outstanding securities similarly doubled, from an average of 15 percent in 2000–2003 to an average of 31 percent in 2004–2007. 0T Freddie Mac Sources: Inside Mortgage Finance, Milken Institute. 8T 26% 39% 29% 33% Ginnie Mae Freddie Mac Fannie Mae 37% Private-label Sources: Inside Mortgage Finance, Milken Institute. share of the private-label mortgage issuers fell back to just 5 percent, as parts of the country were left with a huge increase in the inventory of unsold homes.

Of the total amount of mortgages outstanding, 59 percent have been securitized. ) The remaining 41 percent are held as assets in the portfolios of financial firms and therefore funded with the firms’ own equity capital and outstanding debt (or deposits). Moreover, this figure shows that as a result of actions in response to the spreading financial crisis, the federal government controlled 46 percent of the total value of outstanding mortgage debt as of September 2008. 4 Value of Housing Units: How Much Has Been Borrowed, Who Are the Borrowers, and Who Funds Them?

In the reach for yield, many financial institutions made loans to such home 4 OVERLEVERAGED, FROM MAIN STREET TO WALL STREET buyers, either holding on to them or packaging the loans for sale to investors. With the upside gain seeming limitless, it was hardly surprising that many were eager to participate, with the regulatory authorities taking no early and strong steps to slow things down to a more normal pace. A host of new loan products offered buyers the chance to own a home with no money down or with temporarily low introductory payments.

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