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Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:20 PM

Who benefited from America's housing bust?

interview with Aaron Glantz author of Homewreckers... worth listening to...

https://www.marketplace.org/2019/11/15/who-benefited-from-americas-housing-bust/

“Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream,”

By buying up large numbers of homes during the bust, real estate magnates removed properties from the market and stole this opportunity from millions of Americans. These speculators were part of a great but inglorious US tradition. In every generation, there are people who hold their money, waiting for a crisis, so they can pounce and profit off the pain of others, often creating financial dynasties that last generations.

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handmade34 Nov 17 OP
Chin music Nov 17 #1
roscoeroscoe Nov 18 #2
Midnight Writer Nov 18 #3
handmade34 Nov 18 #5
BigmanPigman Nov 18 #4

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Mon Nov 18, 2019, 03:34 AM

2. Welcome

to Pottersville

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Mon Nov 18, 2019, 05:05 PM

3. It was Mitt Romney who said that Americans should be home renters rather than home owners.

He outlined his plan during his 2012 Presidential campaign.

He said wealthy investors should buy up all the "distressed" mortgages at bargain prices and common folk should give up on the American Dream of home ownership.

Even "moderate" Republicans are total pricks.

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Mon Nov 18, 2019, 06:23 PM

5. in the interview

Glantz named many beneficiaries that are now in the Trump Administration... he stressed Steve Mnuchin played a very large part

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Mon Nov 18, 2019, 05:10 PM

4. Buy low, sell high.

Classic business model

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