Tags archives: housing

"The Big Short": Funny, But Misleading

•••
Big government encouraged the bad practices behind the financial crisis, it turned the crisis into a long-term economic disaster, and it etched the same bad policies in the stone of regulation. While “The Big Short” is a fun movie, its minimizing of government’s role in the financial crisis isn’t just laughable—it’s egregious.

How Does Place Impact Opportunity?

•••
Earlier this week, the Brookings Institution hosted a new, major voice in the conversation on welfare and neighborhoods: Raj Chetty, professor of economics at Harvard University. Chetty’s most recent work studies the relationship between geography and intergenerational income mobility.