Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

Baltimore and Race-based Residential Segregation

May 1st, 2015

While the protests and riots in Baltimore in recent days were critically triggered by yet another death of a young black man interacting with the police, there are of course many other forces at work. Mike Fletcher, a journalist at the Washington Post, has made important contributions to the poverty/economics beat in recent years. But… Read more

Inequality and the Housing Market

May 30th, 2014

I wrote the other day that there’s an important regional dimension to the recovery of the housing market, and that localities that are doing well “look to me to be the ones with more income and job growth.” Well, along comes the always interesting David Dayen with a post showing the growth in home sales broken out… Read more

The Current Economy: Green Shoots or Brown Ones?

May 29th, 2014

I was listening to an interview with Tim Geithner this weekend, and after going through his (highly readable) new book, they asked him where he thought the economy was headed.  “I don’t believe forecasts,” he said, which sounded smart to me (he then proceeded to forecast). He was pretty bullish about growth, generally arguing what… Read more

Diagnoses and Prescriptions: The Great Recession

May 18th, 2014

There’s a very interesting, albeit down-in-the-weeds, analytic debate brewing around a confluence of recent publications.  Tim Geithner’s new book defends the interventions of the Treasury Department he led to reflate credit markets (and I worked with the team on this back then).   Mian and Sufi’s new book, reviewed here by Bin Appelbaum, argues that Treasury… Read more