Category: Current Events

Affordable Housing

December 30th, 2008
Five bedroom, 3.5 bath house. Hardwood floors, full basement, garage. $8,995. The catch, of course, is that it's in Detroit. And if you have some time on your hands, I highly, highly recommend perusing Detroitblog. Fascinating photojournalism o… more »

A Couple of Economic Links

December 29th, 2008
Both by way of Krugman: 1) The collapse of the European periphery, which has been very dramatic in Iceland, continues on the other side of the nominal continent in the Ukraine. "In a year when you would think little would surprise us the sharp change… more »

Bad at something

December 22nd, 2008
From the Wall Street Journal: U.S. counterterrorism officials have been on guard for homegrown recruitment by radical groups. Intelligence analysts from the New York Police Department, in a study of radicalization in Western Muslim communities, warne… more »

Diablo With Snow

December 18th, 2008
It's snowing as we speak up on the devil's mountain (or, according to some, the devil's thicket); an infrequent but not startling occurance. So there may be more impressive levels of the white stuff up there in the near future. But as I waited at the… more »

Hyperinflation

December 10th, 2008
It's on a website called "humorland", but there's something deeply sad about seeing the hyperinflation in Zimbabwe laid out in real pictures. more »