The Economic Benefits of Walkable Neighborhoods : George Washington University Report

 Posted by on 2016-06-17 at 01:26  cities, economics, Economy, mass transit, public transportation, Reblog, urban, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on The Economic Benefits of Walkable Neighborhoods : George Washington University Report
Jun 172016
 

Urbanist scholars as far back as Jane Jacobs have extolled the benefits of walkable neighborhoods, though they have been notoriously hard to quantify.

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Is Fed intervention effective? Ask the ‘shadow’ rate

 Posted by on 2016-06-06 at 00:52  economics, Economy, federal reserve bank, finance, government, money, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on Is Fed intervention effective? Ask the ‘shadow’ rate
Jun 062016
 

The US Federal Reserve’s attempts to boost economic growth through market intervention in recent years have prompted heated debate among economists and lawmakers.

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These 9 Charts Explain The Global Economic Slowdown — And Why Central Banks Can’t Fix It

 Posted by on 2016-05-07 at 11:21  economics, Economy, finance, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on These 9 Charts Explain The Global Economic Slowdown — And Why Central Banks Can’t Fix It
May 072016
 

GDP growth has only two basic components: growth in productivity and growth in the workforce size. That’s it. There are two and only two ways you can grow an economy: increase the (working-age) population or productivity.

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Unless consumers start spending, we’re in for another recession

 Posted by on 2016-05-03 at 00:57  economics, Economy, finance, money, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on Unless consumers start spending, we’re in for another recession
May 032016
 


Apple, the totemic icon of high-tech’s promise of eternal growth, reports its first revenue decline in 13 years. The Eurozone is back from the brink. The U.S. economy may not be. All this in the same week.

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Mortgage Rates Are Plummeting and Here’s Why You Should Care as an Investor

 Posted by on 2016-05-01 at 19:18  banking, economics, Economy, finance, housing, investing, money, mortgage, Reblog  Comments Off on Mortgage Rates Are Plummeting and Here’s Why You Should Care as an Investor
May 012016
 


Over the past month, mortgage rates have plunged dramatically lower, reaching levels not seen since Nov. 22, 2012, when the conventional 30-year fixed rate hit an all-time low of 3.31%. For homebuyers and refinancers, this is a welcome change.

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The Toxic Billion Dollar Goldman Sachs Bond Deal that the SEC Let Get Away

 Posted by on 2016-04-29 at 15:06  banking, corruption, economics, Economy, finance, financial crisis, fraud, goldman, government, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on The Toxic Billion Dollar Goldman Sachs Bond Deal that the SEC Let Get Away
Apr 292016
 

In early 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission had Goldman Sachs, and perhaps the rest of Wall Street, in its sights. SEC enforcement lawyers believed they had uncovered evidence showing that Goldman had defrauded investors, misleading them into thinking a particularly toxic subprime $1.

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The poor and middle class are fleeing America’s booming cities

 Posted by on 2016-04-29 at 14:14  cities, economics, Economy, Reblog, urbanism  Comments Off on The poor and middle class are fleeing America’s booming cities
Apr 292016
 

Many of America’s cities are flourishing. But a closer look reveals a migration is underway. As the price of living in America’ most expensive urban areas has soared—rents and home values rose about 12.5% between 2010 and 2014—the solution for many poorer families has been to move out.

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