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Click map to enlarge Minimum wage increases passed by cities and states around the country are great news for low-...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 68 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 09:55 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
(Note: This diary got so long that I decided to divide it in two. The first part briefly recounts US oppression of African Americans up to the Civil Rights movement of the sixties. This second part ...
by Bill Day
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 10:26 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
I wrote a diary the other day that wandered all over the place and never really made a point. I'm going to try to flesh this out a bit better here. We have an economic system in this country made ...
by GeneralB
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 06:47 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 188 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 171 Recommends
Hey all, if you were around last Wednesday, Youffraita got some bad news about being evicted from her apartment on very short notice. Thanks to belinda ridgewood's diary , Youffraita got some needed ...
by not a lamb
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 04:17 PM PDT with 113 Recommends
If the rent check you write to your landlord every month continues to eat up larger %'s of your income, then you’ll be inspired to see what happened in Seattle last night, and what’s been ...
by thirty three and a third
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 07:50 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Today, the House voted on two bills to weaken Dodd-Frank, undercut mortgage protections, and open the door to higher fees on borrowers. The two bills were H.R. 650 "Preserving Access to ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 76 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 04:55 PM PDT with 113 Recommends
The Holy Land has its problems. One big one, if we're going to be honest about this, is is that the Jewish community in Israel is plagued with dishonesty. During the run up to the March 17th ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 08:53 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
And there's more. United Torah Judaism put the Knesset's Finance Committee on the table, plus the health portfolio. That Finance Committee chairmanship is looking to have a potential to be a back ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 04:28 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
The video is available for viewing at two sites: http://www.facebook.com/Petrelis4Mayor/posts/731777263601742 or http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com/2015/04/seniors-act-up-at-sf-housing-authority....
by MPetrelis
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 10:20 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Whenever someone tells me that housing and the economy is recovering, and that Obama is doing such a good job bringing these things back, the market is 18k...blah, blah, blah...I just chuckle......
by bruddaone
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 01:12 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Recently there was a news article explaining how "buying a home is now twice as affordable as renting". Which sounds great until you dig into the data. You see, home prices are increasing at ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 09:29 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
For the past year, the Cambridge, MA city government has had a Getting to Net Zero Task Force studying the implications of a net zero energy building requirement. They finished the draft report on ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 01:20 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Some Good Samaritan Home residents and staff By Michael Strickland "Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression," said Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling during her Harvard ...
by The Book Bear
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 10:58 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Gentrification in Skid Row, Los Angeles: Progressive architects of urban repression vs. Creative resistance against all odds. A filmed metanarrative. If you are homeless and mentally ill, living ...
by aSavageCity
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 02:02 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Nashville is now the "It City," according to the NY Times. With this vaulted status has come a rush of rapacious developers looking to make a pile. This has led to an affordable housing crisis as ...
by nellrose
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 01:53 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The Mortgage Monitor (pdf) from Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS, formerly LPS Data & Analytics) is a mostly graphics presentation that covers a variety of mortgage related issues each month. ...
by rjsigmund
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 06:52 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
So I've been taking a really close look at energy efficiency over the last couple years and trying to find the simplest and least expensive option(s) out there. I've also been really interested in ...
by FredTedTucker
Comment Count 82 comments on Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 07:30 PM PST with 70 Recommends
Eradicating Child Homelessness in MA http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eradicating-child-homelessness-in-massachusetts-conference-tickets-15836606717 Monday, March 2 9 – 5 PM Lesley University, ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 07:56 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Brad Miller's piece on mortgage finance ("Wayback Machine for Housing Finance Reform") linked in today's Economics Daily Digest is correct about Fannie's and Freddie's role in supporting a robust ...
by vedo
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 05:33 AM PST with 3 Recommends