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  • A Digression On Brand Value

    “I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.” – Neil Armstrong There are some libertarians today who question the entire man-on-the-moon Apollo project of the 1960s.  They ask: [...]

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  • Top 10 Questions For 2014

    Calculated Risk is my #1 source for all matters related to economics and housing. And it should be yours, too! Thank you, Bill and Tanta (RIP) for all of the effort and energy you’ve put into making Calculated Risk what it is today. Every year-end, Bill creates a list of the 10 most important economic [...]

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  • What Exactly Is The Lean Startup, And Why Should It Matter To You?

    Some of you may have heard of the concept of the “Lean Startup.” It’s the single best framework for answering the question: how do I develop and test a new product/ service offering? The Lean StartUp model is applicable to garage start-ups and business units within Fortune 500 companies as well. The bibliophiles at String [...]

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  • Whither Housing Affordability In 2014 ?

    Mark Fleming, the Chief Economist of CoreLogic, compares affordability for existing homeowners and first-time homebuyers.  Fleming addresses squarely the fears that housing affordability will experience a “shock” in 2014, i.e., that “rising rates, increasing home prices and stagnant incomes will be the demise of the era of affordable housing, just when we need it most.” [...]

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