Tue, 27 December 2016
Jason speaks with Bob Pozen about what a Trump administration could mean for the US real estate market on the whole. Potential changes in the works could mean good things to small and medium sized banks, as well as increasing how much big banks lend. Bob Pozen is a Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institute and former Associate General Counsel for the SEC. He has two books: Extreme Productivity, and Too Big to Save.
[2:11] Legislation that may be changed through banking system while Dodd-Frank is left as is.
[5:50] There has been too much regulation on small to medium sized banks.
[7:33] The problems are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are they were never public nor private.
[11:13] The FHA and VA insure 100% of the mortgages made by banks.
[11:55] More money flowing into the real estate market will cause an upward pressure on prices.
[14:46] Home buying increases when rates start to go up but then level out.
[15:28] Pozen was chosen by President Bush to join a bipartisan commission to strengthen Social Security.
[17:00] Security and Exchange Commission has constraints regarding employees working for corporations after their service.
[19:22] Getting to the gist of Bob Pozen’s book Too Big to Fix.
[21:59] Peer-to-Peer lending is pretty much unregulated.
[23:38] As the economy strengthens banks should lend more.