Housing costs: the root of US economic malaise?

Many voters are troubled by the housing affordability crisis

Homes for sale in California
"Even as incomes are going up and the economy is doing well and inflation is coming down, people can't buy homes"
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What happened

"You have to marvel at America's economy," which defied recession predictions and "enjoyed one of the boomier years of the century," The Economist said. But a lot of voters "feel down on the economy," The Associated Press said, and a "major reason" is the "housing affordability crisis."

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