Matthew Yglesias Discusses Rising Rents: Is Your Rent Too High?

Thursday, March 08, 2012

housing, house, foreclosure, foreclosing House in foreclosure. (Respres/flickr)

We’re still feeling the effects of the housing crisis, and one of the places it’s affecting Americans most is in the cost of housing. Housing and the economy — and particularly how lower income families are coping with the crisis — will continue to be a central part of the debate going into the general election. But are we having the right discussion about housing prices? How do the on-the-ground effects of the crisis affect the economy, and what can be done about them?

In his new e-book, "The Rent is Too Damn High," Matthew Yglesisas takes a closer look at how high rents and housing prices are affecting the country, often in ways you wouldn’t expect — and in ways that are little discussed.


Matthew Yglesias

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Ben Gottlieb

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