Economics

Leading economic indiciators, real estate edition

Three blogs about real estate I’ve stumbled across lately. Jim the Realtor’s Bubbleinfo. Real Estate in North San Diego County. Including ascerbic, reality-based video walk-throughs of property. And ice cream trucks. Recently featured in LA Times and apparently in Good Morning America Irvine Housing Blog: More orange county real estate madness. But it addresses regional […]

New Terror Video from AIG – Gimme Ransom!

In New Terror Video, AIG Demands Huge Ransom from U.S. American intelligence experts are analyzing a new terror video from the American International Group (AIG) in which the leader of the shadowy organization demands billions of dollars from the United States.

How did we get here (economy) and how do we fix it?

This is a bit long and drawn out, but it’s got ooh! shiny! clarity! if you’re still trying to wrap your head around all this economy mess. Berkeley economist Brad deLong is having a debate with a person named Luigi Zingales about Keynesianism, a type of fiscal policy (I’ve heard the name, but can’t really […]

Bushvilles

During the Great Depression, there were Hoovervilles. Shantytowns and tent villages of the homeless. Now, in 2009, there are Bushvilles. Direct YouTube link More, from @anamariecox: RT @Paulinehess “Sad thing is that the only reason Sac tent city is getting attention is because it now has middle class residents.” True. Even more, from @Paulinehess: @anamariecox […]

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Das Kapitalizt Snopsen Leichtgläubig Sitz im lieben

Got this anachronistic quote in email from my brother, who works in financial realms. It was forwarded to him from someone else, and he passed it onto me. And so, I pass it onto you (with comments): “Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and […]

Economic Conditions Linkage

Web 101 for this new intern. An older (55 year old) intern both learns and teaches. At community colleges, admission and enrollment among men is on the rise. Perhaps it’s because the synapses have stopped firing? Felix Salmon: Dow to new low, reaction: yawn. Welcome perspective: “This is good news: it means that stock-market volatility […]