Archives for: January 2006, 25

New home sales fall in December

see "Existing-Home Sales Set Annual Record While December Pace Eases" (Natl Assoc of Realtors, 1/25/06) http://www.realtor.org/PublicAffairsWeb.nsf/Pages/EHSDec05?OpenDocument While the NAR reported today's housing statistics with an emphasis on 2005… more »

Chris Penn's final irony

Forty year old actor Chris Penn was found dead at his California condo yesterday afternoon. Penn's credits include Footloose, All the Right Moves, and one of my all-time favorites, Reservoir Dogs. In what must be the most brilliant final act of irony… more »

Do immigrants raise Americans' wages?

Thanks to Reason Magazine for bringing this fascinating article to my attention: RETHINKING THE GAINS FROM IMMIGRATION: THEORY AND EVIDENCE FROM THE U.S. by Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, September 2… more »