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American Houses Keep Getting Bigger — And so Does American Debt

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute April 5, 2018   American Houses Keep Getting Bigger — And so Does American Debt   Measuring gains or losses in the standard of living is not a simple matter. We know that over the past century in the United States, working hours have declined, and real incomes have increased. By […]

American Houses Keep Getting Bigger — And so Does American Debt

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Rights Versus Wishes

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com April 20, 2016   Rights Versus Wishes   Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I believe that health care is a right of all people.” President Barack Obama declared that health care “should be a right for every American.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: “Every […]


Mortgage Shenanigans Returning

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center March 4, 2016   Mortgage Shenanigans Returning     In another ominous sign of a returning housing bubble, Bank of America is introducing a new mortgage that requires only a three percent down payment. The reason for doing so is to get around Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backing for […]


Why Do We Celebrate Rising Home Prices?

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 26, 2015   Why Do We Celebrate Rising Home Prices?   In recent years, home price indices have seemed to proliferate. Case-Shiller, of course, has been around for a long time, but over the past decade, additional measures have been marketed aggressively by Trulia, CoreLogic, and Zillow, just to name […]


The “Living Wage” Mistake

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org April 27, 2015   The “Living Wage” Mistake   Much of the push to raise minimum wages centers on the assumption that each individual worker should be paid an amount that allows the worker to purchase food, health care, transportation, and housing based on that one wage alone. In many cases, […]


Is the stock market really “rigged?”

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism March 26, 2015   Is the stock market really “rigged?”     I remember sitting in my car in college listening to Howard Stern on the radio before class sometime in 2000. Howard and his crew were talking about the stock market which was roaring. The Tech Bubble was […]

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This Housing Chart Destroys The Arguments Of The Economic Optimists

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog February 2, 2015   This Housing Chart Destroys The Arguments Of The Economic Optimists   Did you know that the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen to a 20 year low?  Did you know that it has been falling consistently for an entire decade?  For the […]


The True Cost of the Homeownership Obsession

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org January 19, 2015   The True Cost of the Homeownership Obsession   In 2014, the US homeownership rate fell below 65 percent, which means it’s back to where it was during the 1970s and much of the 1990s. Various federal agencies have long made homeownership a priority, and have introduced a […]


Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog   Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?   We just learned that the homeownership rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years.  But of course this is not a new trend.  As you will see in this article, the homeownership […]

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Raising Rates Reflect Bigger Debt Not Faster Growth

Inflation Trumps Growth

Source: http://www.europac.net By Peter Schiff August 4, 2014 Inflation Trumps Growth   With the first half of 2014 now in the books, many investors are happy with the performance thus far, especially given the economic headwinds that few saw coming. The 26% rally in U.S. stocks in 2013 gave way to a more modest 7% […]