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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...

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: The world through a single lens

  Facebook says we don’t like this, and Twitter says we don’t like attacks on Hunter Biden. Once you act as a publisher, you’re a publisher. You can be sued because you’re a publisher. They...

Infographic: The business of government

Lest we forget. The U.S. government is a business that mines its value from its citizens and their productivity. Often called the Backbone of the Nation, the real estate eco system is the country’s largest...

Where have all the apartments gone?

Long time ago. When will they ever learn? The way government regulates and taxes business and transactions directly shapes investment. Good regulation addresses market failures that hinder productive investment. It reconciles the interests of firms with...

Infographic: The changing American dream

Homeownership peaked at 69% in 2004, then fell for years thereafter before rebounding in 2020 to 66%. Fundamentals are set to change the business model on renting vs. buying for some time to come. Corporate...

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...

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: 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: 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: The wild ride of Big Tech

Our government has abandoned a rich and socially beneficial history of trust-busting to allow big tech to dominate people’s lives. Tim Wu, The Curse of Bigness Big tech value Facebook, $759 billion Amazon, $1.6 trillion Netflix,...

Infographic: Down the rabbit hole

  Getting to the bottom of an artificial labor market 3 million unemployed U.S. persons New jobless claims rise even after many states opt out of the feds’ unemployment program $300-a-week bonus unemployment benefits enacted...

Infographic: Flying post pan

It’s inevitable. Trade show organizers are revving their engines, ready to roar back. Maybe you’ve already dared jump on a plane to wait out the pandemic with family or because you needed a break from...

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: Navigating fake assistance animals-Americans with Disability Act (ADA) VERSUS Fair Housing Act (FHA)

ADA Requires business owners to make necessary, reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Accommodation could allow a person with a disability to be accompanied by a service animal in a place of public...
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