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John Bailo

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We Live In A Lottery Society
by John Bailo   12 comments, latest 4 years ago
This year we have made the final transition from a meritocracy to a lottery society. This frustrates people at all levels. If frustrates smart people who think they should earn...
Feminist Misandry
by John Bailo   173 comments, latest 4 years ago
I've been waiting a long time for someone to confront the Agenda like this: Paul Elam, founder of discusses the biggest issues men currently face, namely feminist ideologies and...
Rising house prices used to be considered good news. Not any more
by John Bailo in #housing   7 comments, latest 3 years ago
Hah, Patrick's primary contention...many, many people want lower housing costs not higher ones...come true. So, one small bit of newspeak unravels. It's time to change the language of house prices....
Something's Weird: I'm Making Money on the Stock Market
by John Bailo in #housing   15 comments, latest 4 years ago
Over the past 10 years, after missing out on most of the big gains in Internet stocks during the 90s (tides of fate, long story), I dabbled with making some...
Brooklyn Neighborhood Rents Drop 9%
by John Bailo in #housing   3 comments, latest 3 years ago
Funny because last month, when they announced Manhattan rents fell, they said it was because "everyone" was moving to Brooklyn. What's the excuse now? Boerum Hill Studio Rents Drop 9...
Are home-holders getting desperate....
by John Bailo in #housing   14 comments, latest 3 years ago
I was just out looking at a couple of homes towards the low end. One was a expansive property with a moderate 2-bedroom home, but off a roadway. Still it...
Free Money In Switzerland: $2800/mo for all!
by John Bailo   19 comments, latest 4 years ago
$2,800 per month for every adult? It could happen in Switzerland Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults, in a further sign...
What if the Confederacy...were the Good Guys!?!
by John Bailo   59 comments, latest 4 years ago
Myth About Slavery/Confederate Policy In 1864, the Confederate States began to abandon slavery. There are ample indications that even without a war, the Confederacy would have ended slavery sooner than...
Sacramento House prices flatten; Investors pulling out
by John Bailo in #investing   24 comments, latest 4 years ago
“It looks like the investors can leave the market as fast as they arrived, if not faster,” said economist Jeffrey Michael, head of the Business Forecasting Center at the University...
Rent and Income on a "Collision Course"!
by John Bailo in #housing   6 comments, latest 3 years ago
How Much Higher Can Rents Go When Incomes Are Falling? The Census Bureau has data showing that real incomes have been shrinking since 1999. Somewhere along the trend line, rental...
Affordable housing: Middle class pushed to fringe
by John Bailo in #housing   8 comments, latest 3 years ago
Crappy inventory. High prices. Even those with jobs can get a house. Even saving $1,000 a month, it would take just more than 4 years to come up with the...
Home values in Philadelphia region tumble
by John Bailo in #housing   1 comment, latest 3 years ago
Full recovery continued to elude the Philadelphia region's residential real estate market in the first quarter of this year, as the value of a typical home fell 4.9 percent from...
My Realtor and I -- Whose Math Wins?
by John Bailo in #housing   11 comments, latest 3 years ago
So, I started working with a realtor on a very cheap house in a small city. They have many affordable homes, but it's a remote rural area. So be it....
Will NBA Strip Ballmer for Comment?
by John Bailo   5 comments, latest 3 years ago
Looks like the Clippers will have to change owners. Again! In the car after one of his son’s particularly bad games, Ballmer fumed about how Lakeside’s coach was managing the...
House prices headed for a triple dip
by John Bailo in #housing   3 comments, latest 3 years ago
"That will be the first time collectively, as a nation, we've seen prices drop since the low point or the trough of the housing crisis," said Alex Villacorta, vice president...
Drop-off in first-time homebuyers
by John Bailo in #housing   72 comments, latest 4 years ago
First-time buyers are missing in action and represent a smaller proportion of overall sales activity than their historical norm. Whereas first-timers typically account for roughly 40 percent of sales, lately...
How to Live on Minimum Wage
by John Bailo   9 comments, latest 4 years ago
(1) Find a place to live within walking or biking distance to your job and for less than half of your income. In this example, you'll want to look for...
Move over, you're on my sidewalk, newcomer
by John Bailo in #housing   31 comments, latest 4 years ago
This week it occurred to me, as I read Facebook post after Facebook post about how Young People are getting poorer. I was thinking...well, in a single generation, an already...
Walkable Density? Naaaaaahhh...Young People want to BBQ in the Backyard!
by John Bailo in #housing   13 comments, latest 4 years ago
This should sink a few liberal planners' boats: Suburban home with a yard trumps downtown convenience: survey Young people lead the way when choosing a big house over a luxury...
Self-Deport to Mexico Happening
by John Bailo   2 comments, latest 4 years ago
Net migration dropped to zero as 1.5 million come...and and from the US each year. As immigrants find better economic opportunities in their homeland, and US population goes...

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