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  • FivesandSevens

    The article does not say that. None of the firms it profiles are anywhere near big enough to qualify for a bailout anyway. I encourage you to read the article. Rather than showing collusion between Wall Street and Washington, it shows what happens when relatively unregulated actors are allowed to control both mortgage loans and mortgage loan collections for higher risk buyers. Like the banks pre-2008, they're getting rich off of loan defaults (by betting against borrowers they supposedly help) and collections fees rather than loan interest, and they're doing it mostly legally. Plenty to be cynical about without dragging bailouts into it.

    • leweb

      Argh. It's actually worse than I thought.