There is nothing virtuous about selfishness and there is nothing objective about Ayn Rand's objectivist philosophy, which is little more than a sly attempt to whitewash her own flaws.
Regulations pertaining to the housing and lending industries are a necessity, but so are clearly defined standards and requirements.
"Aging in place isn't as easy as it sounds." I heard these words recently from a friend who lost her husband less than a year ago. Her face still showed the strain of her years of caregiving, and now she worries that she won't be able to remain independent for as long as her husband did.
The good news is it already felt like the second quarter was weak; the GDP report just confirms it. The bad news is the third quarter feels pretty weak as well.
Here's the scoop on where prices and rents are headed.
As I watched Governor Romney in the presidential debate Wednesday night I was reminded of a financial tactic the candidate's political supporters and financial backers on Wall Street used during the mortgage boom -- the one that netted them billions of dollars while simultaneously pushing the American economy off a cliff.
Take news about rising bank profits and combine it with reports about land grabs by private equity firms, and you've got a deal made in hell. You can bet working schmucks like you and me won't be invited to the closing party.
There's a long list of what the candidates didn't say about housing: not a word about refinancing, principal reductions, selling government-owned foreclosed homes, or the mortgage interest deduction. Why wasn't there more debate over housing?
To prevent another Great Depression, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act less than a month after being sworn into office. Since then, we've seen eleven consecutive quarters of GDP growth, and thirty straight months of private-sector job growth.
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The latest housing information indicates that home prices have continued to make a slow and steady recovery. That's good news for the economy in general, and specifically could help homeowners and depositors in savings accounts.
Rather than criticize President Obama for actively responding to the housing crisis with a variety of solutions, Governor Romney might want to encourage the mortgage lending industry to more widely and effectively use these programs.
The Denver, Long Island and West Palm Beach metro housing markets are just about as different as could be -- and each would give the candidates a very different backdrop for a debate about housing. Let's compare them in order of the debates.
While some are content to wait on job recovery to fix our foreclosure mess, economists are telling us that a revitalized housing market will create jobs and is necessary to move our entire economy forward.
With 36 days until the presidential election, I'm delighted to introduce Firsthand, a project that uses all the tools at our disposal to expand the conversation, puts the spotlight on what really matters most in people's lives and allows you to share the ideas and images that tell the story of our country during this campaign season, as you see it. Every month, drawing on reader input, we will ask a broad question -- for example, how a certain challenge or trend is affecting your community. Using HuffPost's platform, you'll then be able to share your response. It might be an Instagram photo with two sentences of explanatory text; a brief video clip; or a scan of a flyer that is landing on car windshields in your neighborhood. The result will be a vivid multimedia mosaic that captures the everyday events that are a testament to the changes underway in American communities.
Proposed government schemes to bailout banks (again), homeowners, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with refinancing programs for underwater homeowners, subsidized debt service, government guarantees, and home rental support have not and will not work.