FIRE Policy News : Issue Archive

  • 2011 June FIRE Policy News

    The June issue of FIRE Policy News leads with a report on Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s efforts to expose the billions of dollars in assistance that, at the height of America’s financial...
  • 2011 April FIRE Policy News

    The April issue of FIRE Policy News analyzes the merger of the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange with a German firm, discussing what the merger does – and does not – symbolize...
  • 2011 March FIRE Policy News

    The March issue of FIRE Policy News reports on President Barack Obama’s proposal to use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to help homeowners who are still making payments on their mortgages but owe...
  • 2011 February FIRE Policy News

    The February issue of Budget & Tax News reports on reactions to proposals (at the time the issue was written) to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. Also in this issue: With investors pulling out...
  • 2011 January FIRE Policy News

    The January issue of FIRE Policy News reports that cash from the federal government is now the largest revenue source for state and local governments, surpassing sales and property taxes. Fed monies...
  • 2010 December FIRE Policy News

    The December issue of FIRE Policy News reports on efforts by the attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to investigate potential mortgage foreclosure fraud, particularly the...
  • 2010 October FIRE Policy News

    The October issue of FIRE Policy News leads with an analysis of Texas’s land use regulations, explaining how the state’s strong housing market can be traced to its refusal to adopt “smart growth” and...
  • 2010 August FIRE Policy News

    The August issue of FIRE Policy News (formerly Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate News) reports reactions to President Barack Obama’s signing of the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank financial services...
  • 2010 September FIRE Policy News

    The September issue of FIRE Policy News outlines the pros and cons of the largest overhaul of the nation’s financial system since the Great Depression, which became law on July 21 when President...