Tag Archives: house

Charles Kolb: A Nation of Rent-Seekers?

Recent economic news has been unsettling. With stimulus funds mostly spent, we still lack sufficient economic growth (2.4 percent) to reduce a stubbornly high unemployment figure (9.5 percent). With economic uncertainty, companies aren’t investing, and consumers aren’t spending. The personal savings rate has gone from almost zero to over six percent, effectively establishing “the paradox […]

Blagojevich could lose home if jury convicts him

The house on Sunnyside Avenue was the de facto governor’s mansion before Rod Blagojevich was impeached. It’s where he’s heard on FBI wiretap tapes allegedly scheming to parlay his decisions as governor into personal gain. It’s where his family still lives. read more

Letters: Not just a house but a home

The Conservative attack on security of tenure for social housing tenants is a flagrant breach of pledges they gave during the general election (Cameron: no more council homes for life, 4 August). As recently as April, David Cameron accused Labour of “scaremongering” about risks to tenants’ rights, saying, “We support social housing, we will protect it […]

Obama’s ladies phone in happy birthday wishes

Alone on his 49th birthday, President Barack Obama fled the empty White House mansion and headed for a more intimate celebration with longtime friends in his Chicago hometown. Before leaving Washington, he got a couple of presents that didn’t need unwrapping. read more