Items Tagged with 'Great Recession'


Harvard: The housing crisis for Baby Boomers is on the way

Who's going to pay for this?
A study conducted by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals many Americans will face greater troubles before being able to retire due to decades of damage to personal wealth from the Great Recession. As a result, the lack of affordable and safe housing for America’s aging population is headed to a crisis point.
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Why immigrants are crucial to the housing market

The driving force behind 40% of housing demand, and growing
Despite all the media attention focused on Hispanic immigrants, the fastest-growing group of immigrants is actually Asians and, more specifically, Indians. Indians as well as Chinese-Americans are also more likely to own than rent.
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Bernanke: Execs should have gone to jail for Great Recession

Memoir says he regrets few were held criminally liable
Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has a lot of regrets about the Great Recession, everything from thinking more executives should have done time for doing the crime, to the belief that he didn't do enough to sell Americans on why Wall Street needed tens of billions in bailout.
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Chris Whalen: The Great Recession’s true impact

What has really changed?
It’s been about half a decade since the Great Recession, and the economy still has room for improvement. Christopher Whalen argues that the low-interest-rate environment that arguably helped cause the 2008 financial crisis remains in place today.
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Tech bubble vs. Housing bubble

Same cost, extremely different impact
Back in 2000, the dot-com bubble burst, costing $6.2 trillion in household wealth. Then shortly after, the housing crisis hit, and the value of real estate owned by U.S. However, the two created very different results.
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