GSEs, at last

16 December 2011 By Richard Beales, Daniel Indiviglio

The U.S. watchdog has charged six ex-executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the biggest bailout recipients, over subprime loans. It’s about time. Wherever the charges go, they’re symptomatic of the twisted consequences of the U.S. mortgage lending model. Its reform is overdue.

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