Agenda 21 and a Republican Approach to Fair Housing?

I have been a Republican elected official in Anne Arundel County now for about eight months.  This has been an exciting time and a learning experience.  Some things that I had hoped to accomplish I am happy to say have come to pass.  These include the successful elimination of “emergency legislation” that doesn’t comply with the definition of “emergency” contained in the county charter, and our attempted repeal of the rain tax. Also, one of the first measures passed by the County Read more […]

Santa Monica Shows Us How Government Ruins the Economy

The government ruins the economy when it forbids people from using their resources to make one another better off. To understand how stupid and short-sighted Santa Monica is being, let’s think about three groups of people. First, there are people who need temporary residences and are willing to pay for those residences. These people could be vacationers or they could be people who have a temporary job relocation. But they need housing. The other group of people would be investors and entrepreneurs Read more […]

New York Gov Gangsters Want to Destroy Thriving Black Market in Rental Property

People living in New York City have found a way to increase their property values and make their rentals less useless to them. Naturally, they had to break “the law” in order to accomplish this burst of productivity. Sidenote: No real law is broken. “The Law,” the real law that operates for all human beings at all times, states that persons can rent or sell their property. That’s what private property means. These property owners or renters only broke “the law” if we identify the Read more […]

Fed Policy Consuming Our Young; Obamacare Helps Chew Them Up

Supposedly, the Fed is doing “all it can” to “get the economy moving.” But because all political contrivances can do is move wealth around, rather than produce real wealth, any “good” done by the Federal Reserve must come from somewhere else. Thus, the St. Louis Fed reports: The average young family—which we define as a single- or multi-person family unit headed by someone under 40—has recovered only about one-third of the wealth it lost during the financial crisis and recession. Read more […]

Sorry “Distressed Borrowers,” Politicians Steal Money; It Is What They Do

Perhaps some of you are old enough to remember the housing crash in 2008. And maybe you heard allegations that came out that banks had been engaging in mortgage fraud. There was even a giant lawsuit. Naturally, it has its own web page. About the Settlement In February 2012, 49 state attorneys general and the federal government announced a historic joint state-federal settlement with the country’s five largest mortgage servicers: Ally/GMAC Bank of America Citi JPMorgan Chase Wells Read more […]

Zero Hedge Shows That The Weather Cannot Be The Excuse For Lower Housing Permits And Starts

Whether it is retail shopping for Christmas or anything else, the official economists always come up with excuses to pretend that bad news is just a temporary anomaly. For Christmas, for lower than expected shopping in retail stores, they blamed online sales. But, as I wrote, that was not true: The signs in domestic retail are not good either. When the numbers for Christmas shopping were disappointing, economists decided it must have been because more people were purchasing online. But now, it turns Read more […]

Madness Housing Is Also Birth-Control Housing: Liberals In Power Love Micro-Apartments

Rush Limbaugh yesterday made some excellent comments spring-boarding off this article in the New York Daily news: “Micro-apartments planned in NYC can lead to major psychological problems: report.” Micro-apartments could lead to major psychological problems, a report shows. The city plans to build a residential tower of apartments between 250 and 370 square feet at 225 E. 27th St. in Manhattan. But health experts say that placing people in their 30s and 40s living in such cramped spaces can Read more […]

First Lady Says We’re in a Recovery and It’s All Thanks to Barack

The first lady was interviewed by a hip-hop radio station in the Washington D.C. area. She was asked what she thought was the state of the union. Here was her response: I mean, we are seeing right now that we are in the midst of a huge recovery. Right?  Because of what this president has done. Pulled this economy from the brink of collapse when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. Now we’re gaining every — throughout most of his presidency, we’ve been adding jobs to this economy because of what Read more […]