Archives for: August 2006

Don Boudreaux on school competition

As usual, Don hits the nail on the head.... We keep hearing that fascination with socialism is dead. Not when it comes to K-12 schooling. Don http://www.cafehayek.com .............. 27 August 2006 The Editor, New York Times 229 West 43r… more »

Nouriel Roubini on the housing slump and recession

see "'The Biggest Slump in US Housing in the Last 40 Years'…or 53 Years?" by Nouriel Roubini, RGE Monitor, 8/23/06 http://www.rgemonitor.com/blog/roubini/142759/ NYU Professor Nouriel Roubini has written the above article at his blog which is even m… more »

Rumsfeld says what needs to be heard

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld spoke at an American Legion conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, and gave the (presumably sympathetic) room an earful of what, sadly, will be more criticized than appreciated by mainstream media and its viewers/li… more »

Did he really deserve to be in the top ten?

Yesterday, police captured Warren Jeffs, one of the FBI's ten most wanted fugitives, after a routine traffic stop. A Koresh-like cult leader of a splinter Mormon sect, Jeffs leads an estimated 10,000 polygamist followers. According to the FBI web site… more »

Seeing into the future for real estate?

This past Sunday's Sydney Morning Herald (Yes, Sydney, Australia, from where I'm writing this) has an interesting story about the local residential real estate market. My theory is the same as it has been since I lived here in 2002-2003: Sydney's real… more »

A prank worthy of New Orleans government

see "Fake officials "reopen" New Orleans public housing" (Reuters, 8/29/06) http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060829/od_nm/hurricanes_prank_dc more »

Tide turning for GOP?

Guest posting by Susan Boyer Some pundits who were salivating over the assumed takeover of the House or Senate or both are starting to sound a little less cocky-and for good reason. Bush's poll numbers are up and recent polling has shown the generic… more »

Business Week: Housing market adjusting well

see "Housing: The Roof Won't Collapse On The U.S. Economy" (Business Week, 9/4/06 issue) http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_36/b3999032.htm Business Week argues that the residential real estate market is adjusting fairly rapidly to its c… more »

John Mark Karr: I told you so

see "Ramsey Suspect Won’t Be Charged in Killing" (NY Times, 8/28/06) http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/28/us/28cnd-ramsey.html? As I predicted a few days ago, the Boulder DA had and has no evidence other than John Mark Karr's obviously flawed confession… more »

Home sales can't fight human nature

see "Home prices fall; sales plummet" (Washington Times, 8/24/06) http://washingtontimes.com/business/20060823-115813-6690r.htm As I have warned on these pages for over a year now, the housing bubble is now bursting. Last Wednesday, The National… more »
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