The Housing Edition
Slate Money, with special guest Bethany McLean, discusses Fannie and Freddie, high rents, and whether our co-host Jordan should buy a home.
Listen to Episode No. 74 of Slate Money:
On this episode of Slate Money, investigative journalist and Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean joins host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to discuss housing in America.
Topics discussed on today’s show include:
- Bethany's new book, Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants, on the federal government's support of the mortgage market.
- Should Jordan buy a home? And why anyone would chose to buy instead of rent.
- The rent is too damn high.
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Twitter: @felixsalmon, @mathbabedotorg, @JHWeissmann, @bethanymac12
Production by Audrey Quinn.