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How ACORN Foresaw the Foreclosure Crisis in 2001new

The grassroots group helped Oakland pass a tough anti-predatory lending law that would have halted the housing crisis before it started. Then subprime lenders started making campaign contributions in Sacramento.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  09-30-2009  |  Economy

Stop the Bleeding: A Plan to Bail Out Scared Homeowners

Governments are bailout banks in exchange for equity stakes in their ownership. Why not offer the same deal to troubled homeowners -- let them stay in their homes in exchange for a piece of their deeds?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-14-2008  |  Economy

Rampant Foreclosures Have Torn the Very Fabric of Northeast Ohionew

In this young century, we've focused our collective attention elsewhere while market forces battered the vulnerable like a hurricane. And the subprime mortgage explosion was the economic Katrina; Northeast Ohio the Gulf Coast.
Cleveland Free Times  |  Dan Harkins  |  07-09-2008  |  Economy

'Bad Money' is Not Meant to be Pretty, and It Isn'tnew

Phillips argues that financial recklessness, combined with peak oil and the rise of Asian economic power, will doom -- has already doomed -- American world leadership and our standard of living, which depend on the value of the dollar.
The Texas Observer  |  James K. Galbraith  |  05-21-2008  |  Nonfiction

Cleaning Up Foreclosed Homes After the Mortgage Crisisnew

Junk haulers expand their business in the wake of evictees leaving behind houses in terrible condition.
Houston Press  |  Paul Knight  |  04-29-2008  |  Business & Labor

Mortgage 'Rescuers' Are Often Scammersnew

A new bill in Wisconsin would crack down on fraudulent helpers.
Shepherd Express  |  Dennis A. Shook  |  10-23-2007  |  Economy

Too Little, Too Late on Predatory Lendingnew

Predatory lending action is helping some, but the worst may still be ahead.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Dan McGraw  |  09-13-2007  |  Economy

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