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Infographic: Rent control – Getting the squeeze for poor housing policy and stifling regulation

5%+rate of inflation California state legislators have passed AB 1482 sponsored by Assemblyman David Chiu (d)—San Francisco. The bill limits annual rent increases that commercial single-family homes and apartment landlords may implement to 5% plus...

Infographic: Urban exodus

Newly-formed remote workforces, lock downs, social unrest. Whatever the reason, city dwellers are increasingly navigating to the suburbs and beyond. 24% major metros (of 43) that saw higher rent growth in suburban ZIP codes versus...

Infographic: Unsustainable California

5 reasons California is unsustainable in its current state 1. Rent control Several rent control bills failed to make it through the California Senate. AB 1482 (anti-rent gouging bill) did clear the Senate judiciary committee. If...

Infographic: Renter nation

12.3 percent of millennial renters plan to always rent—up from 10.7 percent nationally year-over-year. 9.8 percent of the U.S. population moved in the past year—the smallest number since 1948. 17 percent wanted a...

Infographic: Everyone is essential

UPDATED: April 30, 2020 30+ million unemployed Breaking the previous record of 695,000 from 1982. Not counted are part-time, self—employed and gig workers who have also lost their livelihoods. 50 million deaths from Spanish Flu 1918-1919 234 thousand...

Infographic: The business of space and stuff

Apartment operators lease livable space. Some of that space houses residents. But occupancy also means sheltering a resident’s stuff. And renters have a lot of stuff. Like an average of 300,000 items per person....

Infographic: Follow the money

The color of industries Donations to candidates and candidate PACs Political spending by donors’ industry Donations to super PACs and outside spending groups Partisan industries Democrat Republican  % total industry Industrial unions $8,213,414 $355,207 95.9 Internet 26,825,046 3,433,577 88.7 Publishing 27,887,021 4,452,566 86.2 Building trade unions 11,233,289 1,982,241 85 Entertainment 43,580,054 7,243,169 85.7 Lawyers 130,752,964 30,756,695 81 Civil servants 48,966,264 14,419,488 77.3 Business services 49,788,947 15,245,589 76.6 Oil & gas $6,977,878 $39,026,468 84.8 Building materials 2,569,423 13,907,030 84.4 Savings & loans 204,540 1,049,993 83.7 Trucking 1,234,077 6,194,015 83.4 Waste management 585,803 2,573,977 81.5 Home...

Infographic: Active shooter

What just happened? Mass killings are still rare. They account for 1 percent of all homicide victims annually 12 percent of mass killings are by public shootings. The majority are murders within families, gangs...

Infographic: C19 winners and losers

ZOOM video conferencing, San Jose, Calif. $664 million revenue growth May to June, driving Y/Y profits from $5.5 million to $186 million AMAZON e-commerce, Seattle, Wash. $90 billion total revenue Q2, Amazon handled half of...

Infographic: Quantum supremacy

The man in the machine Programmed by humans, algorithms begin with a logic tree specifying every facet of the code’s behavior from content prioritization to blacklisting. With Google’s near monopoly, what hangs in the...

The vanishing apartment

The affordability crisis is creeping up into middle-income households according to Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ 2020 report, America’s Rental Housing. 48% of renter households are considered cost-burdened. What does this mean? 21 million...

Infographic: Comfort creatures

The curious case of comfort animals in apartments Why pay a pet deposit when you can pass an animal off as a comfort animal? Or maybe a resident wants to circumvent a no-pet policy. The...

ISAs set to transform the labor market

Income share agreement (ISAs) fund education. Upon completion, learners pay a percentage of their salary for a term. Lenders correlate interest rate and pay-back period with borrower’s potential career outcome. This may mean varying tuitions for...

Infographic: Let my workers go

The release of America As Americans fights to return to work and businesses begin to re-open, a funny thing is happening. Nothing. 0 increase in C19 cases in places restrictions were lifted People are getting back...

Infographic: Is convenience a fair trade for privacy?

Is convenience a fair trade for privacy? What level of market share constitutes a monopoly, effectively obstructing free market competition? Driver’s licenses, passports, mugshots—are searched using facial recognition technology by the FBI. Watchdogs have asked lawmakers...
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