Giving the Trump team a present under its tree, the Obama Treasury Department last week released another belated brief on what it thinks should be done to reform the housing GSEs.  After describing how U.S. residential-housing finance is procyclical (yes, we know you know), the Treasury blog argues that this fact forces a federal role.  Trump’s Treasury may well concur, but not go farther to endorse the secondary-market structure outlined here.

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