Econ 101: June 6, 2011


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  • The New York Times notes the “mismatch” between federal foreclosure prevention programs and the reality that most foreclosures are now driven by unemployment.
  • GOP candidates find energy subsidies hard to quit, notes Politico.
  • More than one-third of likely voters “expect to be worse off [economically] when they go to the polls a year from this November,” according to a new survey from The Hill.
  • Goldman Sachs plans to respond to a Senate subcommittee investigations into its practices before the financial crisis by accusing the subcommittee “of drastically overstating Goldman’s bets against the housing market in 2007.”
  • Swing states continue to struggle with the housing bust, the Washington Post reports.
  • “Extra capital requirements for super-large financial firms should be bigger for those that pose the greatest risk of destabilizing the financial system,” Fed governor Daniel Tarullo explained.