Bubble

Speculators Are Buying Up Vacant Properties With Mixed Results For Cities

February 15, 2014

Bill Black: As private equity and investment firms purchase vacant properties, it’s leading to the restoration of homes and a decline in vacancy, but also causing a decline in tax revenue in some cities

Taxing Corporate Profits will Force Investment

May 6, 2013
Heiner Flassbeck: Corporations are sitting on mountains of cash and are unwilling to invest in the real economy – only high taxes on profit will make them do so

Democrat’s Vision for Economy is GOP-Lite

May 1, 2013

Jeff Faux: Obama attitude towards debt and austerity policies accepts the same underlying assumptions as the Republicans

Prosperity Under Occupation?

January 17, 2013

From the street level perspective in downtown Ramallah the economy seems to be thriving. Gleaming storefronts display an array of brand name products, American fast food restaurants are sprouting up, and the city is host to a bustling nightlife that could rival Tel Aviv. Israeli and Palestinian Authority officials point to World Bank reports indicating…

Incomes Earned on Assets Rising while Labor Income is Falling

December 12, 2012
Yilmaz Akyüz: There needs to be a write-off of household debt to spur a real recovery