Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

Guideposts on the Road Back to Factville, 2013 Edition

December 24th, 2013

Last year around this time I posted my ten favorite graphs from my prolific colleagues at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  It’s tough to make the cut.  If I may be permitted—and I’m bragging on my friends, not me—we at CBPP make a lot of revealing graphs.  But I’ve chosen the ones that… Read more

Racial/Ethnic Income Gaps vs. Wealth Gaps

December 13th, 2013

Apropos of nothing other than my constant pursuit of social and economic justice bumping into my constant pursuit of interesting data, here’s a figure I made for a presentation the other day that warrants a broader look.  It compares the economic resources of non-whites—mostly blacks and Hispanics—to those of non-Hispanic whites, looking at both median… Read more

Opening Up the Credit Box

September 30th, 2013

The WaPo’s Howard Schneider posted two neat charts the other day that he thought kinda maybe suggested our economy is poised for a rebound.  The first chart showed pent up demand for household formation.  That’s good news for both the economy, since it should unleash more consumer demand, no to mention, of course, for parents… Read more