Wednesday, September 17, 2014

General Economics

Fox Business | Homebuilder Sentiment Climbs to Highest Level in Nine Years
U.S. homebuilder sentiment rose in September to its strongest in nearly nine years.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                    | America Wastes $22 Trillion In War On Poverty
The Census Bureau's annual report on poverty, released Tuesday, is noteworthy because this year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's launch of the War on Poverty.
The Washington Times | The Obama disease takes toll on economy
Ronald Reagan's famous question that sank Jimmy Carter in 1980 - "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" - could be reprised to measure the performance of Barack Obama and the Democrats
New York Times | You Can’t Feed a Family With G.D.P.
The most important thing to know about the state of the United States economy was revealed in a report Tuesday morning that Wall Street barely noticed.
National Journal | Obama Wants to Talk About the Economy. Is Anyone Listening?
White House hopes for the summer were sky-high as plans were made for a messaging blitz the administration hoped would buoy struggling Democratic candidates across the country.
AEI | A straight path to wealth, and debt-free homeownership
The Wealth Building Home Loan (WBHL), a new approach to home finance, was unveiled at the American Mortgage Conference on September 8.

Wall Street Journal | Maps Illustrate Mortgage-Lending Boom and Bust for Minorities
It won’t come as any surprise that mortgage lending exploded during the early part of the 2000s before crashing in 2008 and 2009 after the housing bust.