American Dream or American Nightmare?

Home-ownership is just a part of the american dream, and it’s a part which has been unduly subsidized and distorted by the government, to the pont that it threatens the whole dream.
clipped from mjperry.blogspot.com
For most Americans, until the recent past, home ownership was a dream and the pile of rent receipts was the reality. From 1900, when the census first started gathering data on home ownership, through 1940, fewer than half of all Americans owned their own homes. Home ownership rates actually fell in three of the first four decades of the 20th century.
Yet the story of how the dream became a reality is not one of independence, self-sufficiency, and entrepreneurial pluck. It’s not the story of the inexorable march of the free market. It’s a different kind of American story, of government, financial regulation, and taxation. We are a nation of homeowners and home-speculators because of Uncle Sam.
Bottom Line: More support for the high likelihood that the global financial crisis, mortgage tsunami, and housing bubble can all be traced to federal government intervention to create affordable housing, see
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