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Holman Jenkins on the BofA Putback
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Holman Jenkins, writing in the Wall Street Journal, points out an interesting irony: First the government puts programs in place to encourage banks to modify mortgages and let people "stay in their homes": "Now the New York Fed has joined other mortgage investors to use the legal snafu to demand that Bank of America buy back $47 billion in supposedly tainted mortgages. Look closely, though, and one of the New York Fed's complaints is that BofA has been costing mortgage investors money by being too lenient with borrowers and too slow to foreclose (ironically, the fruit of an earlier settlement with state AGs)."

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Rattner Versus Holman Jenkins
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Steven Rattner wins the argument with Holman Jenkins over GM and Ford. Earlier coverage of this one here and here.

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Insider Information Raids
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Holman Jenkins has a pretty good column in the Wall Street Journal pushing back against the SEC and FBI's "insider information" raids:

The logic of insider trading law, taken to its dead-horse extreme, is to keep good information out of stock prices. In the SEC's ideal world, any information originating inside a company will be reflected in stock prices only after the company has publicly announced it to the world's investors simultaneously. As a colleague said of Stalin, there is no way to get the SEC's ideal world without mangling the real world beyond repair.

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WSJ Columnist Overstates U.S. Aid to Israel by Almost $1 Trillion
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In an Oct. 8 column entitled "Getting to Know Our New Buddy: OPEC," Wall Street Journal opinion writer Holman Jenkins overstated U.S. aid to Israel by almost a trillion dollars. His number is based on a study by economist Thomas Stauffer, which cannot be considered a credible source given that, among other absurdities, it includes aid to Arab countries as part of aid to Israel.

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Holman Jenkins on the BofA Putback
futureofcapitalism.com

Holman Jenkins, writing in the Wall Street Journal, points out an interesting irony: First the government puts programs in place to encourage banks to modify mortgages and let people "stay in their homes": "Now the New York Fed has joined other mortgage investors to use the legal snafu to demand that Bank of America buy back $47 billion in supposedly tainted mortgages. Look closely, though, and one of the New York Fed's complaints is that BofA has been costing mortgage investors money by being too lenient with borrowers and too slow to foreclose (ironically, the fruit of an earlier settlement with state AGs)."

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Rattner Versus Holman Jenkins
futureofcapitalism.com

Steven Rattner wins the argument with Holman Jenkins over GM and Ford. Earlier coverage of this one here and here.

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Insider Information Raids
futureofcapitalism.com

Holman Jenkins has a pretty good column in the Wall Street Journal pushing back against the SEC and FBI's "insider information" raids:

The logic of insider trading law, taken to its dead-horse extreme, is to keep good information out of stock prices. In the SEC's ideal world, any information originating inside a company will be reflected in stock prices only after the company has publicly announced it to the world's investors simultaneously. As a colleague said of Stalin, there is no way to get the SEC's ideal world without mangling the real world beyond repair.

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