Posts Tagged ‘housing’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing the US Economy

    Sep 24, 12 • 261 Views • No Comments

    Is the US economy less sick? Comparing January 2009 when Obama became president and now, let’s see how its “symptoms” have changed. Approximately the Same: Jobs: During January, 2009, the employment number, 133 million, was very similar to...  [read more]

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    Jumping (or Not) and Unemployment

    Apr 10, 12 • 267 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Pretend for a moment that you are mounted on a jumping horse approaching an obstacle full speed.  The next thing you know, you go hurtling through the air like some limp animal. What happened? Your ever-so-noble-steed has...  [read more]

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    Road Building Results

    May 29, 11 • 224 Views • No Comments

    If extra road mileage is built, would you predict more or less traffic? The WSJ tells us that more roads led to additional driving from local residents, commercial traffic and people moving to the area. Public transportation did not influence driving...  [read more]

  • The American Dream

    Oct 4, 09 • 199 Views • No Comments

    The precipitous current dip in housing is so explicit in the graphs at: http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2009/10/impact-of-declining-homeownership-rate.html Translating the lines into people and numbers brings to mind John Maynard Keynes. As much as...  [read more]