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Most Germans rent because they have an incredibly sane housing system

Unlike the Anglophone world, Germans don’t tend to be house-crazy. In fact, among big, rich countries, Germany has some of the lowest homeownership rates going. ( 357 more words

UK National Debt and Student Debt are a toxic mix as Rents soar

Today gives us the first set of data for the UK Public Finances for the new Conservative government albeit that they cover a period when it was still in coalition with the Liberal Democrats. 1,352 more words

General Economics

Lap of luxury

It has been very hectic with the start of a new job, looking for an apartment, and having a long commute. I hope to catch up on the blog by the weekend if not sooner. 104 more words


I am officially a cog. Today was the first day of being paid. There was an official orientation and it was fun watching everyone trying not to fall asleep. 388 more words

Beijing May Pour Salt Into Hong Kong's Wounds As Retailers Suffer

A watch and jewelry store next to a shop for rent in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay shopping district last week. REUTERS

A mainland Chinese government initiative to boost spending at home could grind salt in the wounds of Hong Kong’s already struggling retail sector. 507 more words