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From HW Magazine

Fannie and Freddie bashers hit the wrong target

Don't forget: private market players really drove us into crisis

CM2 July 2014
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The recent level of criticism directed at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is probably one thing that shocks me almost on a daily basis at this point. It’s shocking, because it is so, so, so wrong. The dialogue has shifted to shots in the dark, with no back-up assertions with the necessary credibility.
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