Real Estate

Homeownership Rate Remains on the Rise

In the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. homeownership rate rose again, signaling another strong indicator of the current housing market. The U.S. Census Bureau announced, “The homeownership rate of 64.8 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the third quarter 2018 (64.4 percent), but was 0.7 percentage points higher than the rate […]

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A decade of Tory rule and not a hint of a fair reward for those who work for a living

There has been UK Labour market news published this morning. The following are worth noting: Regular real pay remains below its pre-crash levels. This lost decade for living standards is unprecedented since the Industrial Revolution.  Unemployment has fallen slightly but the quality of work has declined hugely since 2010. The majority of people in poverty […]

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Second, they come for that part of the electorate who might not like their views

I note this in the Guardian this morning: When Carrie Paechter, a professor at Nottingham Trent University, tweeted two weeks ago that students could register to vote at both their home and term-time addresses, she didn’t anticipate the tirade of anger it would unleash. She was reported to the police and the Electoral Commission, and someone wrote to her vice-chancellor […]

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World accountancy day

Today is, apparently, world accountancy day. Really? Did we need one? Who knew? But if it is then someone has to mark it and I note that in an article from a recruitment agency the UK’s top ten accounting influencers are named this morning, including: Richard Murphy Richard is a chartered accountant and political economist […]

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For those with an interest in further study

I am a member of the council of the Progressive Economy Forum. The Forum, working with Birkbeck, University of London, is promoting an MSc which might, I think, be of interest to some here, subject to the obvious location issues. As the blurb says: GOVERNANCE, ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC POLICY (MSC) Start date:  October 2020 Location:  […]