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Guaranteed to Fail

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Endorsements of Guaranteed to Fail

Guaranteed to Fail is a down-to-earth analysis of why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapsed and why housing finance is broken. The authors provide clear solutions to fixing this complex problem. This is a timely and important book.
--Nouriel Roubini, coauthor of Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance




Guaranteed to Fail is a comprehensive and well-written study of the role played by Fannie and Freddie in the events leading up to the financial crisis. It also suggests the way forward. This book is timely as well as insightful, and will be an influential contribution to the debate on the role of government-sponsored enterprises.
--Raghuram G. Rajan, author of Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy




This is an excellent book. Guaranteed to Fail presents a cogent proposal for the resolution of the current conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It documents the historical, economic, political, and financial issues that led to the current crisis, and presents all the issues in a fair and informative manner.
--Dwight Jaffee, University of California, Berkeley