Our Lot

Alyssa Katz explains how economic anxieties and realities of ordinary Americans, combined with greed and delusion on Wall Street and in Washington, inflated the real estate bubble. In Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us, she looks into how our entire nation got swept up in real estate mania, and connects the collapse of the mortgage markets and its impact on the global economy with the U .S. government’s push to make home ownership possible for those who hadn’t been able to attain it before.