Housing Crisis 101


Picture by Kristy Jamison

Ira Glass of the Chicago Public Radio show This American Life has devoted an episode of the show to the current mortgage crisis and its build-up. It’s certainly one of the easiest-to-understand explanations of the crisis that I’ve heard. He includes interviews with mortgage brokers and financial service employees, but omits the nitty-gritties of the crisis itself. I wouldn’t say it’s inaccurate, but it’s definitely not for finance geeks.

Read more about the episode (access to the entire episode from that link). Listen to a 30-second promo (mp3).

Portfolio Magazine has a (geekier) multimedia study aid to accompany the above show, if you’re interested.

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1 comment for “Housing Crisis 101

  1. Kristy Jamison
    October 9, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Hahahaha I was just googling my name for a class and I found my picture here. I thought it was pretty amusing 😀

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