Tag: "Fannie Mae"

The Financial Crisis and Its Rhetoric

Guitar-picking virtuoso, Glen Campbell, was once asked, derisively I assume, if he could read music. He said he could read music, but not so much that it got in the way of his picking.  Not to suggest a comparison, but I'm pretty sure that if I'd ever taken a course in writing poetry, I'd never […]

The Mortgage Mess

I'm finding it hard to think originally about how best to fix the mortgage mess; I keep falling back on the homilies of childhood. My Dad used to say it rained on the just and the unjust alike. I accepted that even though I wasn't always sure if the rain was a good thing helping […]

My Mark-to-Market Nightmare

I couldn't sleep at all last night. It started with a dream-nay, a nightmare-that I had taken a three-week vacation in a remote part of the world where cell phone reception was happily non existent. There were zero bars. It was a good vacation. I came home refreshed, full of vim and vigor, and ready […]

Why Mark to Market?

Here's an interview I did for Bloomberg on Sept. 15. Click here.   Below is a piece I did for forbes.com.  You can access it by clicking here. Commentary Why Mark To Market? Bob McTeer 09.15.08, 12:50 PM ET I was afraid of accounting in school; I still am. Back then, I feared it would wreck my grade point […]