1. The decline in young home owners is a puzzling trend. Interest rates have steadily declined over the last 30 years. Mortgage lending has loosened. Women have ascended in the workplace and supplemented their spouse’s earnings. How in the face of all of these positive developments did home ownership among the young keep falling?

    — Derek Thompson, “The End of Ownership: Why Aren’t Young People Buying More Houses?” (via theatlantic)

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