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Newt Defended GSEs

Newt Gingrich may not have lobbied on behalf of Freddie Mac (though they payed an awful lot for the services of an “historian”), but he did advocate the use of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) like Fannie and Freddie to encourage home ownership.  VerumSerum has dug up a 2007 interview in which Gingrich defended Fannie and freddie and suggests that GSEs represented a successful approach to encouraging homeownership that conservatives should support.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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