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The American Prospect Q&A: How Mortgage Lenders Broke the Law and Got Away With It

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Q&A: How Mortgage Lenders Broke the Law and Got Away With It

The financial crisis and its aftermath haunt the 2016 elections. The shattering dislocation caused by the Great Recession set the stage for political insurgencies that have shaken both political parties. Free trade without a safety net is one of several issues galvanizing the downwardly mobile white voters rallying behind Donald Trump. On the left, Bernie Sanders weaponized the issue of Wall Street’s duplicity, Hillary Clinton’s ties to it, and the stunning fact that no one went to jail for systemic fraud that plunged the world economy into chaos.

The story of how we got into this mess is well known. But…

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