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Dear High School Graduates: You deserve a realistic account of the economy

Dear high school graduates: please glance at these charts before buying into the conventional life-course being promoted by the status quo. Here’s the summary: the status quo is pressuring you to accept its “solutions”: borrow mega-bucks to attend college, then … Continue reading

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Are Property Taxes a “Wealth Tax” on the (Mostly) Non-Wealthy?

In my recent entry Dear Homeowner: If You’re Paying $260,000 in Property Taxes Over 20 Years, What Exactly Do You “Own”?, I questioned the consequences of high property taxes. Some readers wondered if I was saying all property taxes should … Continue reading

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Dear Homeowner: If You’re Paying $260,000 in Property Taxes Over 20 Years, What Exactly Do You “Own”?

We’re constantly told ours is an ownership society in which owning a home is the foundation of household wealth. The concept of ownership may appear straightforward, but consider these questions: 1. If the house is mortgaged, what does the homeowner … Continue reading

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Housing Bubble 2 in One Chart

We know two things about housing bubbles: they always pop, with devastating consequences, and apologists and pundits always deny housing is in a bubble.And so it is no surprise that here we are in Housing Bubble 2, the second housing … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Housing Must be Propped Up

The Powers That Be have gone to extraordinary lengths to prop up housing by whatever means are necessary since the collapse of the housing bubble in 2008: the Federal Reserve has pushed mortgages rates down by buying mortgage-backed securities, the … Continue reading

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