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- Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy" (PoliPointPress)
- Christpher Foote senior economist and policy advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- Steve O'Connor senior vice president of government affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association
- John Taylor President and CEO, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
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