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"World to End, Women, Minorities Hardest Hit"



In the self-parody department, the New York Times headline is "Recession Study Finds Hispanics Hit the Hardest." But the data in the article shows that Asians and whites have suffered far greater declines in wealth than Hispanics on average and that the decline in wealth for Hispanics is much more attributable to the collapse of the housing bubble than the recession. Other than that, the headline is completely accurate.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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