“One reason for the shift back to urban areas may be improvements in quality-of-life factors, such as safety, that traditionally drove residents to the suburbs. In the past decade, cities have become considerably more livable. Crime rates have fallen in some urban centers; downtown areas that once were dotted with closed businesses now feature new cultural amenities such as museums and baseball stadiums.”
Calculated Risk has a succinct QE Timeline in this post. He also puts those dates into the following graph of the S&P 500. It speaks for itself.
Some Dark Holler’s new full-length album will be available through This Is American Music later this summer, where you can also download — for free — the band’s self-titled EP.
Obamacare supporters never liked to call the mandate a tax, but that simple reality seems to have been at the heart of the 5-4 Supreme Court decision today.
Often using ideas and data aggregated by Calculated Risk, I’ve been writing about the bottom for housing since back in February.
A big night of loud music at The Jinx.
I’m all for increased spending on public education in the county, and I’m all for — at times — specific infrastructure upgrades. Raise my property taxes. Raise sales taxes that can also go to teacher hiring and general operations.