Economy

USA Today Wants Government to Give Housing Help

Article suggests using taxpayer funds to assist homeowners who got in over their head with housing they can't afford.

Media Coverage Rated 'R' for 'Recession'

The media have predicted recession for four years. Will this be the year?

A Global Warming Skeptic the Media Tolerate

Author Bjorn Lomborg questions the cost benefit of so-called climate change prevention measures.

'World News' Finds Extreme Examples of Mortgage Crises

ABC's Betsy Stark frames rise in foreclosures as the fault of widespread fraud, not poor judgment from lenders and buyers.

Job Numbers Bring Out Worst-Case Scenario Reporting

Recession predictions accompany lobbying for Federal Reserve rate cut, even though job data is a lagging indicator.

RealtyTrac Says Media Misrepresent Data

Company responds to criticism of foreclosure data and defends analysis.

"Strong Incentives to Comply" in Cuba Fridge Swap

What sort of "strong incentives" apply in a Communist dictatorship? Reporter Simon Romero doesn't ask, but does talk about the "free" health care and education in Cuba.

CBS News Does an About-Face on Home Prices

Lower housing prices bad for the economy; 14 months earlier higher housing prices were also bad for the economy.

CNN on Sub-Prime Mortgage Problems: Where is Personal Responsibility?

'Your $$$$$' has a new name, but keeps up the anti-business theme.

Experts Say Media Are Using Inflated Foreclosure Data

RealtyTrac, an organization that tracks foreclosures and is cited by many journalists, may still not be counting the number of foreclosures accurately.
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