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So many open jobs for truck drivers! It's another bogus skills shortage story.

Summary: Today we learn about all those open jobs for truck drivers, waiting for lazy Americans (or more immigrants) to fill them. It is another bogus “skills shortage” story, revealing much about how America is changing. 1,498 more words


(What's Left of) Our Economy: Why Illegal Immigrants Look Like U.S. Productivity Killers

Steve Goldstein of Marketwatch.com (an excellent business and economics site for which I’ve been pleased to write) has just done a good job of indicating why you can’t trust everything you read – even when it comes from a fancy-dan economic consulting firm. 796 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

The Hidden Assumption Behind The Purge

The Purge is a 2013 horror film that explores the idea of an America where all crime is legal for one night a year.  Part of the appeal of the films are how they explore the effects such a festival would have on culture and economics.   1,276 more words


A Look at New Homes: Onward and Upward in 2017

© 2017 Florida Realtors — Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family housing production will continue a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017, according to economists speaking at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. 681 more words

Housing Economics

How the Trump Presidency Will Impact Housing in 2017

Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon, will be our nation’s 45th president. That’s good news for the housing industry, right? Well, there’s a lot to consider. 1,500 more words

Housing Economics

What's Up In Housing

Home sales surge again in Tampa Bay as prices continue to climb
Tampa Bay home sales showed huge year over year gains in November while prices in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties also jumped dramatically. 111 more words

Housing Economics

Landmark Links December 20th - And To All A Good Night

Quick programming note: this will likely be the last Landmark Links for 2016 as I take some much needed time off to hang out with my family and relax.   318 more words

Real Estate