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Readers write on mortgage morality

The debate about the morality of walking away from an underwater home mortgage and what to do about strategic defaults hit a nerve, to say the least. Today, we hear from you: Dear Beth, if you are familiar with the film Network in 1976 there is the classic line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore." I guess that is where I and many other hard-working Americans are just now. That is why they are walking away in droves from their mortgages and are voting out the establishment. — Leonard Feinberg Judging by my inbox, Leonard, you're not the only one invoking Peter Finch's famous tirade. And that goes for both sides of the fence. As a...

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