Monthly Archives: March 2011

What to do with 30-year Mortgages?

The Mortgage Corner Are 30-year mortgages a thing of the past? If so, too bad. Much of the debate over the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac revolves around whether their main product—the 30-year mortgage—will disappear if Fannie and … Continue reading

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The Japanese Lessons

Popular Economics Weekly The Japanese twin disasters—an earthquake plus Tsunami—have highlighted both why Japan’s economy has basically sputtered since its real estate and stock bubbles burst in 1989-91, and why ours is taking so long to recover—we were not prepared … Continue reading

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More Jobs in 2011!

Popular Economics Weekly The jobs market is in full recovery mode this spring. March seems to be the month when shoppers begin to shop in earnest and employers are hiring again. Both the service and manufacturing sectors of the economy … Continue reading

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