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.
American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership
(Cato Institute, 2012)
Featuring the author Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Adrian Moore, Vice President of Policy, Reason Foundation; Paul Emrath, Vice President for Survey and Housing Policy Research, National Association of Home Builders; moderated by Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.