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Jason Gold

Jason Gold is the director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s “Rebuilding Middle Class Wealth Project” and senior fellow for financial services policy.

How the Housing Recovery Will Become Sustainable

After the country (and the world) witnessed the debacle of the government shutdown, most Americans are now convinced there isn’t a thing policymakers in Washington…

Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan and the ‘Whale Trade’ Fallout

Last week, JP Morgan Chase settled with regulators in both the United States and United Kingdom over massive losses suffered in the 2012 “London Whale”…

Don’t Make Credit Unions Die for Banks’ Sins

Five years ago this week, a collapsing housing bubble plunged America into its worst financial crisis since the Depression. Wall Street’s near meltdown midwifed both…

A Housing Reform Test Drive

U.S. housing officials are preparing to reduce the government’s abnormally large footprint in mortgage markets, one of the most visible remaining legacies of the subprime…

More Evidence That Ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Is a Mistake

Last week, I argued against Congressional proposals to ”get government out of housing” by killing government backed mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now comes fresh…

The Foolish Push to Scrap Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

It appears that Washington is finally getting around to grappling with the largest unresolved question left over from America’s housing meltdown: What’s to become of…

Experts Project Home Values Index to End 2013 with Prices Up by 6.7 Percent

On Thursday, Zillow released its quarterly Home Price Expectations Survey showing forecasters expect the website’s Home Value Index to end 2013 with prices up 6.7%….

A Simple Solution for America’s Looming Commercial Debt Crisis

As the housing sector continues its apparent recovery, some U.S. lawmakers are turning their attention to a looming crisis in the commercial real estate market,…

How to Build a New Detroit

Following a half-century of economic decay and depopulation, there was a tragic inevitability to Detroit’s decision last week to declare bankruptcy. Motown must now restructure…

Killing Immigration Reform Hurts the Housing Recovery

It is looking more likely that the comprehensive immigration bill the Senate passed last month will end up stalling in the GOP-controlled House. Although Republican…