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Author LinkSowell, Thomas,1930-
Title LinkThe housing boom and bust / Thomas Sowell.
Edition Rev. ed.
Imprint New York : Basic Books, 2010.
Description xi, 244 p. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-225) and index.
Contents Contents: The economics of the housing boom -- The politics of the housing boom -- The housing bust -- Housing mystiques and housing mistakes -- The past and the future.
Summary Explains how we got into the current economic disaster that developed out of the economics and politics of the housing boom and bust. The "creative" financing of home mortgages and "creative" marketing of financial securities based on these mortgages to countries around the world, are part of the story of how a financial house of cards was built up--and then collapsed.
Subject LinkHousing -- Prices -- United States.
LinkSecondary mortgage market -- United States.
LinkSubprime mortgage loans -- United States.
LinkFinancial crises -- United States.

System Number 000663262
ISBN Link9780465019861 (pbk.)
Link0465019862 (pbk.)

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