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Six@Six: The American Dream in a Turbulent Era
Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall
Highland Heights, KY
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Thursday Mar 16, 2017 6:00 PM - Thursday Mar 16, 2017 7:30 PM | Free - $6.00


Six@Six: The American Dream in a Turbulent Era
Josh Boak
Economics Writer, The Associated Press

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Digitorium

Lecture Description

The simple promise of home ownership explains many of the divides in U.S. politics and the economy. Home ownership is at nearly a half-century low. Low mortgage rates have benefited the wealthy, while Americans without savings have found themselves paying more for rent. All of this has contributed to creating a tension that helped usher Donald Trump into the presidency. The differences in where we live, how we live and how we would like to live is an important story that a journalist who covers the American economy is uniquely qualified to tell.

Josh Boak
Josh Boak reports on the U.S. economy and policy for The Associated Press. His journalism has won the Livingston and Gerald Loeb awards. He previously worked on the staffs of The Fiscal Times, POLITICO, The Chicago Tribune, and The Toledo Blade. He also worked as a researcher/reporter on Bob Woodward's book, Obama's Wars. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia universities, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and daughter.


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