The crisis in the housing market is forcing families and entire neighborhoods to confront difficult ethical questions: If you’re “upside-down” on a mortgage, is it okay to walk away from it? When is it acceptable to break a contract? Kojo considers what happens when personal financial decisions intersect with community responsibilities.


  • Russell Roberts Professor of Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Harold Meyerson Columnist, Washington Post; Editor at Large, The American Prospect

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