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Issue: March 17, 2011

A Dream Endangered. (Yeah, So?)

Has homeownership been oversold as an essential part of the American Dream? As an investment or a social good, it probably has. But it’s no less alluring.

By Paul Starobin

Has homeownership been oversold as an essential part of the American Dream? As an investment or a social good, it probably has. But it’s no less alluring.

By Paul Starobin
The Next Economy

From the Editors

Your home is your castle. And if you own it, it’s more than that. It’s your biggest investment, as well as your stake in grown-up society. And possibly your sense of self. At least since the...

The Next Economy

The Plight of Boomtowns … Humbled After the Bust

Las Vegas depended on growth for its growth. Uh-oh.

The Next Economy

Imagining a Fannie-less, Freddie-less World

Democrats and Republicans have finally found something they agree on: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must die. The troubled government-sponsored enterprises were once untouchable fixtures in...

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Building a Nation of Homeowners

The Next Economy: Essay

Density Versus Sprawl

California is trying to reshape housing patterns to thwart the environmental dangers of urban sprawl. But will people really give up their cars?

The Next Economy: Survival Guide

Buy? Nah, Rent. Nah, Buy.

Deciding used to be simple—buying a home always made sense. Then the bubble burst.

The Next Economy: Q&A

Back to Basics

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan exults in the Obama administration’s push for “sustainable” housing.

The Next Economy: In Perspective

A House Is a Home

Yes, it’s a roof, and yes, it’s an investment. But it’s far more than that.

The Next Economy

VIDEO: Home Ownership and the American Dream

National Journal and the Atlantic hosted a discussion about the future of home ownership and the results of a new Allstate/ National Journal Heartland Monitor poll. White House economic...

 
 
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