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The Other California Ballot Horror

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa Since my home state has a way of starting trends — some good, some terrible — California ballot propositions have been attracting national attention for decades. One of the terrible ones hasn’t gotten the attention it…
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2011: The Main Action Won’t Be in Congress

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa The punditocracy is anxiously war-gaming the expected battles between the Obama Administration and Congress. But while there will be plenty of strong rhetoric and political theatrics on Capitol Hill, much of the real action will occur…
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The Film You Must See — or, We Told You So

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa A few days ago I joined a group of my colleagues from The Greenlining Institute to see the new documentary, Inside Job. I don’t normally go around telling people what to do, but seriously: Step away…
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Real Foreclosure Relief Can’t Wait

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa No less an expert than Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and president-elect of the International Economic Association, has concluded that that there is a real answer to the foreclosure crisis: Principal reduction. Forcing banks to write…
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The Greenlining Institute Responds to Peter Wood

Chronicle.com – Innovations By Orson Aguilar, Executive Director, and Bruce Mirken, Media Relations Coordinator, of the Greenlining Institute On Stanford University’s Web site, university President John Hennessy declares, “We believe that the richness of our backgrounds, cultures, talents, and interests…
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Don’t Blame Poor And Do See ‘Inside Job’

Investors.com By Orson Aguilar It has been fascinating to observe the reactions of anti-regulation zealots to the film “Inside Job.” Many — including Paul Sperry in his Nov. 18 column on this page, “10 Reasons You Should Not Waste Your…
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Race and subprime loan crisis

SFgate.com – Letters to the editor As Kevin Fagan and Robert Selna’s excellent story (“Latinos in Merced feel brunt of crisis,” Dec. 5) noted, Latinos have indeed been disproportionately affected by the foreclosure crisis. But one significant factor wasn’t mentioned…
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Hazards, Moral and Otherwise

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa I and other consumer advocates have been arguing for an effort to head off the coming new wave of foreclosures, primarily by writing down the principal of mortgages that were based on unrealistic, bubble-inflated home values.…
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