Since the recent financial crisis, many pundits have argued that the future of homeownership is in doubt. Not so, says Randal O’Toole, whose new book, American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership, shows that both the crisis in homeownership and the larger financial crisis have their roots in heavy-handed state and local land-use regulation. Ending that regulation and creating a true free market in housing should boost American homeownership rates to as high as 75 percent. Join the author and a distinguished panel of experts in what promises to be a compelling discussion of this new book and our nation’s housing markets.
Featuring Holly Bell, Associate Professor (Business), University of Alaska Anchorage; and Hester Peirce, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center; moderated by Louise C. Bennetts, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.
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