David Dayen

Newark's Terrible New Foreclosure Fix Idea
Activists in the city think eminent domain can save their neighborhoods
May 08, 2013

Activists in the city think eminent domain can save their neighborhoods—but the plan would never work.

Fannie and Freddie Are Stronger Than Ever
The reviled companies are the only players in the secondary mortgage market
April 04, 2013

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-backed guarantors of residential mortgages, hold a particularly reviled place in our political culture.

Does Climate Change Skew Jobs Data?
Why February's great report may be overstated
March 11, 2013

Why February's growth may be overstated.

Your New Landlord Works on Wall Street
Hedge funds are snatching up rental homes at an alarming rate
February 12, 2013

Hedge funds are snatching up rental homes at an alarming rate—and a new bubble may be forming.

Back from the Brink
Progressives have achieved the impossible: They balanced California's books
January 28, 2013

California's budget woes were supposed to be unsolvable. But a coalition of progressives has finally brought order to the state's books.

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