30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How to end the ongoing foreclosure crisis and relieve those who have lost their homes. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started
- Why won't Obama force the banks to help?
- What is the demographic breakdown of foreclosure victims, and what does it suggest about voting trends?
What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!
- Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale, co-founder of the Case-Shiller housing index, and author of Finance and the Good Society and The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It, talks about the conditions which led to the 2008 foreclosure crisis, who the victims were -- and the ripple-effects to the present.
- Roben Farzad, contributor for Bloomberg Businessweek, lays out what both candidates in the election want to do about victims of the foreclosure crisis, and explains what has been effective so far.
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