American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
The nation’s unemployment rate falls to its lowest level in almost a year, but concerns remain about future job growth and the anemic housing market. What’s ahead for the U.S. economy.
- Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy" (PoliPointPress)
- David Wessel economics editor, The Wall Street Journal; author "In Fed We Trust"
- Rea Hederman is a Senior Policy Analyst with The Heritage Foundation.
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