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For blacks, housing crisis endures

Here’s one way the 2008 financial crisis is still very much with us: For black Americans, homeownership is more out of reach than it...

There’s nothing wrong with stronger banks

Must a safer banking system inevitably be less dynamic? Judging from the experience of the U.S. and Europe since the 2008 financial crisis, not...

Homeownership and the white-black wealth gap

In two recent articles, I showed some of the reasons that black Americans have had such a hard time narrowing the wealth gap with...

Job market offers the Fed no solace

The inconclusive August jobs report might not provide the Federal Reserve with the impetus it needs to take interest rates higher in the near...

Maybe we’re buying too many cars

U.S. consumers are buying a lot of cars. This might not be a good sign. April’s strong retail sales report -- which has raised hopes...

The growing cost of being poor in America

Being poor in the U.S. can be expensive. Judging from the latest inflation data, it’s becoming more so. Overall, inflation isn’t much of a problem...

The white-guy deficit in the jobs report

Anyone wondering why so many white, middle-aged men are drawn to anti-establishment rhetoric of the Donald Trump variety should take a look at the...

Housing bust’s long shadow

House prices may have recovered from the mortgage-lending debacle of the 2000s, but millions of people who lived through the mess still have a...

The U.S. housing bust casts a long shadow

House prices may have recovered from the mortgage-lending debacle of the 2000s, but millions of people who lived through the mess still have a...

A U.S. recession is hard to find in the data

The recent carnage in financial markets has prompted much speculation about whether the U.S. economy is headed into a recession. If so, it certainly...

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