Real Estate: Buying vs. Renting

Buying a house is a critical component in the American success narrative... which should automatically make you suspicious.

If homeownership is nothing else, it's popular. Through all of the economic gyrations of the past 50 years, ownership rates have consistently stayed within a few points of 65%:

Does the omnipresent "housing is a great investment" advice jive with reality?
Let's look at some numbers.