Slate Money on the Cult of Homeownership
Warren Buffett and Bank of America: Why it’s impossible for regular shareholders to get the sweetheart deals that Buffett gets.
Downgrade for U.S., but no downgrade for France
The Fed, computer trading, and hedge funds: Do they rule the market
Why the financial markets are tanking.
S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch: Why are they so hard to kill?
Dodd-Frank: Regulation as necessary evil.
Goldman Sachs: Why aren’t clients fleeing?
QE2 helped the rich and screwed the poor.
Bank of America’s mortgage settlement: Good for investors now, and maybe good for homeowners later.
Subprime prosecutions: Why the government hunts small game.
Capital requirements: Why they wouldn’t have prevented our most recent financial crises.
Did Goldman con the government? Who knows. Did it con its customers? You bet.
Too Big To Fail, too many houses, and other unresolved financial dilemmas.
FDIC and SEC: Suing banks over offenses government ignored.
Infrastructure privatization: Can banks be trusted?
Foreclosuregate settlement: Is $20 billion too much or too little?
Covenant-lite: The default crisis that never happened. Will it now?
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: They’re not going anywhere.
QRM rule matters as much as Fannie and Freddie.