Are You an Economic
Optimist or Realist?

Why are some humans optimists and others pessimists? I was discussing this question with an acquaintance on my bus to work last week. My theory: optimists often don’t see or Continue Reading →

Should Money-Troubled Americans
Just Walk Away From Their Homes?

It’s a radical suggestion that financially troubled American’s should just walk away from their homes. But what if that very suggestion might resolve the housing crisis faster than suggested interventions? Continue Reading →

Should Money-Troubled Americans
Just Walk Away From Their Homes?

It’s a radical suggestion that financially troubled American’s should just walk away from their homes. But what if that very suggestion might resolve the housing crisis faster than suggested interventions? Continue Reading →

A Series of Unfortunate Leaders
The Bad Economy – With
Apologies to Lemony Snicket

If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other blog post on the economy. In this blog post, there is no happy Continue Reading →

A Series of Unfortunate Leaders
The Bad Economy – With
Apologies to Lemony Snicket

If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other blog post on the economy. In this blog post, there is no happy Continue Reading →

Parents Still Helping Foot the Bill
for Their Young Adult Children

I graduated college in 1986 with $300 in credit card debt. My first post-college apartment cost $287 a month in Gilbert, Arizona. My weekly gross income was about the same Continue Reading →

Parents Still Helping Foot the Bill
for Their Young Adult Children

I graduated college in 1986 with $300 in credit card debt. My first post-college apartment cost $287 a month in Gilbert, Arizona. My weekly gross income was about the same Continue Reading →