real estate

Senate Expands ‘Lobbyist Bill’ to Deregulate Real Estate

March 15, 2018

New measures added to the financial deregulation bill include the deregulation of commercial real estate, which threatens to re-create the conditions that led to the 2008 financial crisis, says Bill Black

Hudson Report

May 24, 2017
Economist Michael Hudson explains that even though housing prices are back up at 2008 levels homeownership is at a much lower level and banks have their loans guaranteed by the US government

Canada’s Housing Bubble is Larger than that of the US Before 2008

May 11, 2017

In most of Canada fewer and fewer people can afford housing because of a massive housing bubble explains white collar criminologist Bill Black

Bill de Blasio

November 5, 2013
Ari Paul: Serious questions remain over NYC mayor-elect De Blasio’s progressive credentials

Revealed: Banks Rewarded and Blacklisted Appraisers to Artificially Inflate Real Estate Prices

July 11, 2013

Thousands of appraisers warned Washington regulators of fraud during the seven years leading up to the housing crash

Low-Income New Yorkers Pay Higher Rent – Billionaires Receive Massive Tax Break for Luxury Condos

July 10, 2013

Two decisions by the NY State Legislature and Rent Guidelines Board will deepen gentrification in NYC

Violent Clashes Shake Post-Morsi Egypt

July 5, 2013

Mohamed Elmeshad: Beyond the violence, army and some business elite play interlocked role in bloody clashes

Students and Teachers Defend Education

May 30, 2013
Activists say national union leadership needs to give more support to Black and Latino working class families fighting school closures

Deficit is Dropping but is there a Real Recovery?

May 22, 2013

Bill Black: With surge in stock market, the wealthier are paying more taxes but working class wages are not rising and unemployment remains high, so this does not mean a sustained recovery of the real economy is underway

Austerity Not a Solution

April 24, 2013
James Henry: The top 7 percent of households, about 8 million people, have seen their net worth increase to a mean of about $3.2 million in the last three years