By James Collins
A few or maybe 100 miles later, I passed another sign. It read, “You’re in the middle of it”.
“Aha!” I thought to myself, “This is basically where GSE reform is too: A place on the map where nobody wants to go.”
First, a history lesson
In 1938, after the great depression, Congress created the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) to provide local banks with money so more families would be able to purchase homes. In 1954 the FNMA was reformed as a private/public corporation. It became a publicly held company in 1968 and was finally made into an NBC miniseries in 2004.