Tag Archives: Housing

BOOKS / Alex Knight : Max Rameau’s ‘Take Back the Land’

Take Back the Land:Give root to democracy By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / September 8, 2010 Take Back the Land: Land, Gentrification and the Umoja Village Shantytown, by Max Rameau (Nia Press, 2008); Paperback, 134 pp.; $12.95. I … Continue reading

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Co-Housing: Another Way Toward Sustainability

Children playing in a communal yard at Doyle Street in Emeryville. Photo: Drew Kelly/New York Times.To Your Left, a Better Way of Life?By Chris Colin / June 10, 2009 VICKI SETZER and her cats inhabit a small ranch home on … Continue reading

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Eschenbach: Solving the Subprime Crisis

Treating the disease, not the symptoms: a comparison of proposed solutions to the problems resulting from the bursting of the housing bubble.By Sid Eschenbach / The Rag Blog / November 16, 2008 There have been a variety of proposals for … Continue reading

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Times are Hard and Tent Cities Are on the Rise

Mack Martinez, 19, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, smokes in front of his tent at the tent city that sprung up next to the homeless shelter in downtown Reno, Nev., Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Photo by Scott Sady / AP.‘From Seattle … Continue reading

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The Con-Servative Way: Privatize the Profits and Socialize the Losses

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac: Phase two of financial crisisBy Jack Rasmus / September 1, 2008 Despite repeated efforts during the past year by the Federal Reserve (Fed), the U.S. Treasury, regulatory agencies, and global central banks, the current financial crisis … Continue reading

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Response to Hard Times : The Suicide Solution

Two hours before her home was to be auctioned off, Carlene Balderrama killed herself with her husband’s rifleBy Barbara Ehrenreich / July 28, 2008 A few days before Congress passed its Housing Bill, Carlene Balderrama of Taunton MA found her … Continue reading

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