November 29, 2009

Halloween House (Post-Thanksgiving)

Dramatic . . . or Spooky? I know what the listing agent was going for here: a dramatic, twilight photo. I just don’t know if that’s the effect they achieved. To me, it’s a bit spooky (could that actually be a fire in the living room?? Or maybe it’s just the weird color of the...
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Less Stigma, More Ditched Mortgages?

Social Stigma vs. Financial Self-Interest Across U.S., Food Stamp Use Soars and Stigma Fades –Headline, The New York Times (11/28/09) [A new academic paper] argues that far more of the estimated 15 million American homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages should stiff their lenders and take a hike. –Kenneth Harney, “The Moral Dimensions of...
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