What We Read Today 29 August 2014

August 29th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

  • Housing Recovery: Illusion or Reality? (Michael Haltman, GEI Discussion Group, LinkedIn) Michael Haltman contributes to GEI. He discusses an article by Michael Sincere at MarketWatch (see next article) which is a review of an article by Keith Jurow. Haltman wants to believe that the U.S. housing market will continue to climb, but he finds that arguments presented by Keith Jurow and discussed by Sincere for a continuing bear market for U.S. housing cannot be dismissed out of hand. Jurow's article can be read at GEI Analysis: Why the Trade-Up Housing Market Is Gone.

Follow up:

  • Recent articles about Ferguson:

Suit Claims Police Brutality at Ferguson Protests (Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press, ABC News)

Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests (Carey Gilliam, Reuters)

These seven charts explain how Ferguson—and many other US cities—wring revenue from black people and the poor (Gwynn Guilford, Quartz)

Liberal failures and the real lessons of Ferguson (Tom DeLay, The Washington Times)

The Poorest Corner Of Town (Ben Casselman, FiveThirtyEight Economics)


  • Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:

With Gaza War, Movement to Boycott Israel Gains Momentum in Europe (Steven Erlanger, The New York Times)

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza, paving way for Abbas return (Josef Federman, Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report)

Fighting in Syria spawns separate civil war in global jihadist movement (Jamie Dettmer, Fox News)

U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS (Michael S. Schmidt and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times)

Islamic State Economy Runs on Extortion, Oil Piracy in Syria, Iraq (Nour Malas and Maria Abi-Habib, The Wall Street Journal)

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet (Lesley Wroughton and Missy Ryan, Reuters)

Kurds Recapture Iraq Oil Fields, Advance on Rebel-Held Towns (Khalid Al-Ansary and Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg)

Russia sends tanks and troops into Ukraine, seizes a strategic town (Victoria Butenko and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times)

Ukraine Leader Says ‘Huge Loads of Arms’ Pour in From Russia (Neil MacFarquhar and Michael R. Gordon, The New York Times)



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