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• Drop the damaging lawsuits Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac filed against banks for alleged wrongdoing in underwriting packages of mortgages during the housing mania more than five years ago. This was less a crime than multitudinous stupidity. Let banks focus on the future instead of spending their efforts and capital on fighting government shakedowns. If banks are to be held criminally liable for what happened, then the biggest culprits of all—the easy-money Federal Reserve and the government-sanctioned monopolies, Fannie and Freddie—should be headed (pun intended) for the guillotine.