William Black Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

March 7th, 2012
in econ_news

WilliamBlack150Econintersect:  University of Missouri Kansas City Associate Professor of Economics and Law William K. Black (pictured) was scheduled to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.  The title of the hearing is “Examining Lending Discrimination Practices and Foreclosure Abuses.”

Prof. Black has informed Econintersect that his testimony would focus on the failure to prosecute the elites.  He has written volumes on this topic and some of that work has been posted by Global Economic Intersection.  (See References.)

Follow up:

The invitation to Prof. Black to testify is shown below:



Econintersect will report further on the testimony, Q&A and reactions to what Prof. Black had to say as information becomes available.  The C-Span channels available to Econintersect did not broadcast the hearing.

John Lounsbury


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  1. Frank Li (Member) Email says :

    Dear Prof. Black,

    This is a unique opportunity for you to help save America! You should tell Congress that
    (1) Look beyond the symptoms.
    (2) Identify the root cause of the housing bubble, which is the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) and the creation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, nothing else.

    --- Frank

  2. Jaime Email says :

    Excellent testimony. Hopefully the message gets through this time.

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