349Aug 15, 2013
2008 Financial Crisis
Jay Richards talked about his book, Infiltrated, which proposes that Washington insiders and activists laid the foundation for the 2008 economic crisis and how these individuals continue to ...
1,125Jul 17, 2013
Book Discussion on Money, Gold, and History
Lewis Lehrman talked about his book, Money, Gold, and History, in which he calls for a return to the gold standard, which he argues will help improve our economy. He spoke at the Cato ...
208Jun 17, 2013
Housing Finance Reform
Panelists talked about changing the government’s role in housing finance housing finance.
635Oct 17, 2012
Book Discussion on Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail
Thomas Stanton, former staff member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, talked about his book, Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the ...
124Jul 24, 2012
Consumer Credit Access, Panel 2
Financial industry representatives testified on consumer credit access issues related to the regulatory power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Subcommittee members raised concerns ...
938May 30, 2012
2008 Financial Crisis
Kevin Villani talked about the 2008 financial crisis and housing market collapse. He outlined how housing policy initiated the financial crisis, and the impact of the implementation of the ...
383Apr 20, 2012
Panelists talked about the U.S. economy and the housing market.
Joseph Smith , Monitor, Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight
Marc Morial , President and CEO of the National ...
425Jan 24, 2012
Libertarian State of the Union
Panelists talked about the state of the U.S. from a Libertarian point of view. They discussed Social Security and Medicare, limited government, economic growth, and the fiscal, legal, and ...
2,125Sep 14, 2011
Mortgage Loan Reform
Witnesses testified about proposed legislation for restructuring the financing of mortgage loans. Among the topics addressed were the state of the housing market, the role of Fannie Mae and ...
353Mar 9, 2011
State of the Housing Market
Industry leaders and experts testified on the current condition and challenges facing the housing market.
174Oct 8, 2010
Mark Calabria talked about recent reports of mortgage irregularities and use of fraudulent loan documents among major bank lenders. These irregularities include lenders who have used flawed ...
703Mar 25, 2010
Foreclosure Prevention, Panel 1
Witnesses testified about plans to provide greater relief for homeowners facing or in foreclosure. Among the topics they addressed were programs to reduce the principal on home loans for ...
744Mar 23, 2010
Housing and Mortgage Markets, Panel 2
Representatives from the housing finance community and academics testified on the future of housing finance. Witnesses focused on methods of mortgage financing, the role of Fannie Mae and ...
186Oct 19, 2009
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Panelists reviewed the history and current regulatory structure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and offered proposals for reform. Following their remarks they responded to questions from audience ...
21,269Sep 9, 2009
Mortgage Refinancing and Modification
Witnesses testified about the Making Home Affordable program, which was designed to stem foreclosures by allowing eligible homeowners to refinance or modify the terms of their mortgages.
1,127Sep 2, 2009
Book Discussion on Financial Fiasco
Johan Norberg talked about his book Financial Fiasco: How America’s Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis (Cato Institute; September 25, 2009). He ...