Commentary: Consider merging Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

A merger of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is a bold idea, and a long shot, but Andrew Ross Sorkin argues that with taxpayers potentially on the hook for tens of billions of dollars to rescue the mortgage giants, all options should be considered. The idea has been broached on Wall Street and inside the government-sponsored enterprises, according to insiders. A Fannie-Freddie merger would face significant challenges, but there are advantages to it as well.

View Full Article in:

New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief: