Houses are the major assets of the middle class. Most Americans are therefore far poorer than they were six years ago. Almost one out of three homeowners with a mortgage is now “underwater”, owing more to the banks than their homes are worth on the market...the negative wealth effect of home values, combined with declining wages, makes it highly unlikely the US will enjoy a robust recovery any time soon.Read the entire piece HERE.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The mortgage crisis is holding back economic recovery
Robert Reich at Financial Times: