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Reinventing Japan’s economic lost decades in the United States: Seven charts tracking the parallels between the lost decades in Japan and our approach to a first lost decade. Young adults moving back at home reflecting societal changes experienced in Japan.


Manic California – state budget gets worse with projected deficit of $20 billion on the books again. Aging population fastest growing segment in next decade. Disturbing trend of replacing smoking with a double latte.


The arrival of housing purgatory – Why is housing experiencing one of its worst sales years even with the 30 year fixed rate mortgage breaking into the 3 percent range? A case as to why housing will remain a poor investment deep into 2015.


If you build it, they won’t come – Why are new home sales not getting the summer bounce with 30 year mortgage rates at historical lows? Prop 13 and the housing lottery in California.


Bubble university. Student loan accounts now match up with the number of auto loan accounts in the U.S. Future American home buyers will be hampered by massive student loan obligations and growth of for-profit education.


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