Assigning Blame for Fannie and Freddie and Acting to Prevent it from Happening Again

Check out this excellent article (by a self-described liberal) which explains how Fannie and Freddie are at the heart of the current economic crisis and explains how the media is all too eager to blame “free markets” for government failure.
On a related note, the National Taxpayers Union and Competitive Enterprise Institute have set up a website called Beyond Bailouts. You can sign the petition in support of the following steps to make sure a similar government-caused financial crisis never happens again.
* Privatize Fannie and Freddie
* Prosecute Corrupt Officials
* Suspend Destructive Accounting Rules
* Repeal the Community Reinvestment Act
* Clean Up the Tax Code