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A Good Housing Idea Has Some Traction

July 22nd, 2011

I still like this idea of avoiding decreasing the overhang of unsold housing stock by putting foreclosed homes on the rental market instead of the housing market.  So glad to see it getting some attention. Note that according to the piece, Fannie and Freddie would sell foreclosed homes to investors who would agree to keep… Read more

What’s Wrong with the Economy, Part 3: Where Have All the Startups Gone?

July 22nd, 2011

Another challenge we’re facing on the jobs front is the lack of enough startups.  Good research, like this, reveals their importance to job creation, especially coming out of a downturn. Startups are like experiments growing cell cultures in a test tube—many will fail, but among the minority that succeed, some will take off and give… Read more

My Last Good Nerve

July 21st, 2011

Standard and Poor’s are seriously workin’ my last good nerve. According to the WSJ, “If no deal is struck and the U.S. fails to repay bondholders on maturing debt or misses interest payments, the rating would be moved to default. If the ceiling is raised without a long-term plan to get the U.S. debt load… Read more