Category Archives: Housing

The Need For Economic Reform

It seems to me…. “There is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would produce in its turn an economic reform to benefit everyone. This would nevertheless require a courageous change of attitude on the part of political … Continue reading

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Habitat III

It seems to me…. “A considerable share of the world’s population still cannot afford comfortable housing, education, and quality health care.” ~ Vladimir Putin[1]. Habitat III, formally known as the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, is … Continue reading

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The Role of Debt

It seems to me…. “A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.” ~ Alexander Hamilton[1]. There always seems to be considerable condemnation, especially by conservatives, of any kind of debt. Historically, the British … Continue reading

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Wealth Inequality

It seems to me…. “No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.” ~ Adam Smith[1]. According to the Pew Research Center[2], more than three-quarters of U.S. conservatives … Continue reading

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Monetary Policy Challenges

It seems to me…. “In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment, and exports and trade.”  ~ Evan Davis[1]. While the global economy still faces numerous challenges, every … Continue reading

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Urban Living

It seems to me… “The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.” ~ Marshall McLuhan. Though I always have preferred the space and quiet of living in the country, there are some … Continue reading

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