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A Hard-Nosed Look at Worsening U.S. Household Finance


  • Eric Tymoigne


Arguably, the stability of household finances is the biggest single unknown in the U.S. economy today. We have published several pieces on the issue. After analyzing the household sector closely, the author proposes some hard-nosed solutions for the nation.

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  • Eric Tymoigne, 2007. "A Hard-Nosed Look at Worsening U.S. Household Finance," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 50(4), pages 88-111.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:50:y:2007:i:4:p:88-111
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132500406

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