2 Discussion Questions (200) words each (no paper format needed)
1. Read the article, “Subprime Lending“. Based on the content presented in the article, describe the evolution of the real estate economics practice in the past ten years. How will subprime lending affect the U.S. real estate market and economics? Will the new and current subprime lending from major financial institutions have the same effect as the 2000’s real estate downfall? Do you believe that subprime lending is necessary to increase or build the U.S. real estate market?
2. define and explain the two main tools used by the government to fight economic problems. What do you think the government should do to stabilize a weak real estate market? Should the government even be involved in stabilizing markets? Do you think the government did a good job of reacting to the recent crash? Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.