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A point of order: What is destroying the American middle class is that the income it used to use to buy stuff - including homes - isn't there any more. Give it back a reasonable income, and it will be able to obtain financing, with or without a secondary market for mortgages. That's the nice thing about having a central bank: It removes the loanable funds constraint, making the credit market a completely demand-side beast.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Feb 24th, 2011 at 02:19:01 AM EST
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