Class News (335/402): Extra Credit #3

I hope everyone did well on the exam and is gearing up for a well-deserved spring break.

Here is another extra credit opportunity.  Watch the CNBC special, “House of Cards,” and write a 2-4 paper (typed, double-spaced) summarizing factors causing the housing, mortgage, credit, banking crisis.  This paper is due Monday, March 22nd (in  class). As before, satisfactory work will earn a “100” on a quiz.  You can watch the special (courtesy of HULU) at the bottom of the post.  [Caution:  Sometimes HULU removes recent TV episodes/programs after a few weeks, so waiting until March 21st to watch is risky.]  If you would like to watch full screen, click here: CNBC – HOUSE OF CARDS

If you would like more background on Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs), here is a good high-level discussion from a recent Time magazine article: One Bad Bond (TIME – 2/26/09)

Posted at 1:48 pm

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