Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Destructive Power of Politically Correct Intentions

A first-rate essay at Philanthropy Daily reports on a book from New York Times reporter Gretchen Morgensen and housing finance expert Joshua Rosner, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.  Although it comes with immaculate center-left credentials, it places the blame for the cratering of the housing market — and [Read More...]

Daily Report, September 18th: Old Testament Wisdom, Run for the Border, Machiavelli in Massachusetts, Worst Dad of the Year Award, Thanking Mahmoud, and Spying on the Spies

1.  THE FIRST TESTAMENT.  If you’re interested in better understanding the Old Testament, that strange collection of books and poems and prophecies, filled with stories of wily characters like Jacob, swift-running old men like Elijah and whip-smart women like Esther, then you should be interested in John Goldingay’s three-volume series, a “truly magnum magnum opus.”  [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X