Introducing 30 MINUTES OF TALKING – A Mandelman Matters Podcast


A Mandelman Matters Podcast


Introducing a new Mandelman Matters Podcast… 30 Minutes of Talking.  Look for it Fridays… on Mandelman Matters.  Unlike Mandelman Matters Podcasts, which are in-depth interviews with subject matter experts, on 30 Minutes of Talking you’ll get… well, you get 30 Minutes of… RIGHT!

This week’s show focuses on the Obama Administration’s handling of the foreclosure and housing crisis, by examining the statements made during the press conference the administration held to announce the settlement between the 49 state attorneys general and the five largest mortgage servicers… even though it would be weeks before the settlement would actually be finalized and court approved.

To say the process lacked transparency would be dramatic understatement, and many have written about the shortcomings of the settlement’s terms, whether related to the monetary inadequacy or servicer standards.  I take no issue with either of those aspects, instead focusing in on the statements made by the administration that day when they prematurely announced that a settlement had been reached.  Their rhetoric represented a significant departure from anything we’ve heard over the last three years… and that makes it interesting.

This week’s show also features Talcott Franklin, the attorney representing RMBS investors… the solution to the housing and consumer debt crisis favored by Harvard professor, and former economic adviser to the Reagan Administration, Martin Feldstein, and even draws from words spoken by CNBC’s Diana Olick.

I hope you enjoy it… it’s supposed to be entertaining, but one never really knows.  Give it a try by making sure your speakers are turned up and clicking PLAY below.  And if you want to hear anything specifically discussed on a future show, email me at

30 Minutes of Talking… I do the talking… you do the listening. 

So, we both have a role to play.


Mandelman out.

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