Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category

Finally, Own-to-Rent…and a Count of Green Jobs

March 23rd, 2012

First, years after I first heard Dean Baker raise the idea, a major bank has introduced an “own-to-rent” program that would enable homeowners at risk of default on their mortgages to keep living in their homes. From the WSJ: Bank of America Corp. is launching a pilot program that will allow homeowners at risk of foreclosure… Read more

Monday’s Papers

March 19th, 2012

A few things caught my eyes this AM: Keep The Feds Out of Our Economy (um…Never Mind): This one reminded me of a point I often make in talks these days.  It’s a good e.g. of how a global trend—climate change—is leading to a situation—rising sea levels—that YOYO economics can’t solve. The problem here is… Read more