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How Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Met China

September 9th, 2008

Episode 1 of 974 episodes

Economist Brad Setser obsessively studies the way China buys American debt. If the buying stops, he says, the American economy would be in trouble — and the laws of economic logic suggest that's almost inevitable.

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