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Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Hoarding of the American Dream

A new book examines how the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility.

Annie Lowrey

For Renters, the Housing Crisis Never Ended

Harvard’s State of the Nation’s Housing report reveals exactly where, and why, the rent is too damn high.

Kriston Capps

How Asian Americans Remade Suburbia

Asian immigrants, once the “ultimate outsiders,” have profoundly reshaped the suburbs of San Francisco.

Tanvi Misra

Rent Is Affordable to Low-Wage Workers in Exactly 12 U.S. Counties

America’s mismatch between wages and rental prices is more perverse than ever.

Laura Bliss

Why Can't America Solve the Hunger Problem?

The new book Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups argues that food banks and pantries don’t chip away at underlying issues that keep people food-insecure.

Steve Holt

Oregon May Strip Portland of Its NIMBY Powers

A controversial bill before the state legislature would preempt cities’ rights to prevent new affordable housing.

Kriston Capps

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