Kill the Mortgage Deduction? Good Luck With That

Bloomberg, Nov. 8, 2017–Stephen Mihm
From its dubious beginnings a century ago, the mortgage interest deduction has shown a remarkable resilience, frustrating generations of idealistic reformers. If there’s a mindless zombie in the tax code, this is it: a purposeless tax break that just refuses to die, no matter how many opponents try to bury it.