The global economic outlook for 2012 and 2013 is exceptionally uncertain. With the euro crisis continuing to fester, a global credit crunch, and generalized slowdown threatening emerging markets, it remains unclear where growth will come from.
March 21st on the Pentagon, Iraqi Gravediggers, South African Dockworkers, and the Global Recession 2/5/09
<html><img src="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/large_square/photos/large/h355_lg.jpg" alt="The Giant Pool of Money" height="auto" width="auto"> <br> <p> A special program about the housing crisis produced in a special collaboration with NPR News. We explain it all to you. What does the housing crisis have to do with the turmoil on Wall Street? Why did banks make half-million dollar loans to people without jobs or income? And why is everyone talking so much about the 1930s?</p> <ul> <il> <b>PROLOGUE</b> <p>Host Ira Glass talks with an NPR business and economics correspondent about two gatherings he attended - one at the Ritz Carlton and one at a community college in Brooklyn. The first was an awards dinner for finance professionals who created the mortgage-based financial instruments that nearly brought down the global economic system. The other was a non-profit conference for people facing foreclosure. Ira explains that today’s show lays out how the finance guys and the people facing foreclosure are connected by a chain of middlemen, and that together, they all brought about the current housing and credit crisis.</p> </il> <il> <b>ACT ONE</b> <p>This American Life producer Alex Blumberg teams up with NPR’s Adam Davidson for the entire hour to tell the story - the surprisingly entertaining story - of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis. They talk to people who were actually working in the housing, banking, finance and mortgage industries, about what they thought during the boom times, and why the bust happened. And they explain that a lot of it has to do with the giant global pool of money.</p> </il> <il> <b>ACT TWO</b> <p>Alex and Adam’s story continues.</p> </il> </ul> </html>
Only 25 percent of people who need government help to pay for housing get it. In collaboration with The FRONTLINE Dispatch, NPR looked at what can happen to the other 75 percent and how the affordable housing crisis is playing out in one Dallas neighborhood.
The average Toronto condo rents for $2,385/month. The city’s vacancy rate of 0.5 percent is at a historic low. Apartment viewings attract hundreds of people. A recent affordable housing lottery featured almost 4,000 entrants for just 75 units. Would-be tenants are prepared to do just about anything to secure a roof over their heads, and …
The crisis has brought the economy to a near halt, and left millions of people out of work. But thanks to intervention on an unprecedented scale, a full-scale meltdown has been averted – for now
Leigh Philips, Jacobin’s science writer, joins us to discuss the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause and the global vaccine rollout. We also look at Janet Yellen’s proposed global tax and the predatory investors buying up land during the housing crisis.
Leigh is the author of Austerity Ecology and People’s Republic of Walmart as well as a forthcoming Jacobin article on state failure and the global COVID rollout. Read his article here: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/04/neoliberal-state-failure-covid-19-vaccine-distribution
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00:00 The news sucks 6:23 The Next Housing Bubble 32:56 A Global Tax On Corporations 47:53 Leigh Phillips on the Global Vaccination Rollout 1:29:07 Superchats: People Over Profits & Local Politics
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A podcast discussing the politics of housing by four Sydney lefties.
In our first episode, we discuss the financialisation of housing, negative gearing and other tax rorts, how banks create credit in the mortgage market, and what this all means for people trying to house themselves in Sydney and beyond…
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The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis.
Len Brown on Akl’s housing crisis and transport problems | Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 28 August 2015 | Radio New Zealand
Len Brown, Mayor of Auckland has signed two major deals on transport and housing in recent days, will they deliver?