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The Friday Podcast: What Comes After Fannie And Freddie?

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The Friday Podcast: What Comes After Fannie And Freddie?

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The Friday Podcast: What Comes After Fannie And Freddie?

The Friday Podcast: What Comes After Fannie And Freddie?

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As you may have heard, it's Fannie and Freddie week on Planet Money.

On Tuesday's show, we described the rise and fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Today, we try to figure out what comes next. This raises a central question: Should taxpayers be on the hook when people take out mortgages and don't pay them back?

For much more, see our three-part series on Fannie and Freddie:

  1. "Kill Them, Bury Them"
  2. "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy"
  3. "What's Next"

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