Construction Costs Spike 17.5%, Worst Since at Least 1965. Inventories of New Houses Pile Up, Highest Since 2008. Median Price Dives as Mix Shifts

Yves here. Not a cheery picture. But to what degree is new home construction concentrated in hot markets? By Wolf Richter, editor at Wolf Street. Originally published at Wolf Street…

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Links 1/19/2022

‘Flying’ deer stuns social media in jaw-dropping video Flipboard (David L) Marlon Bundo, Pence family rabbit and unlikely gay rights figure, dies Washington Post Million-Year-Old DNA Yields Mammoth Surprises Discover…

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The Biden Employer Vaccine Mandate: In Defense of National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor

Yves here. We are featuring this Peter Dorman post on SCOTUS ruling that the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate, devised as an OSHA regulation for businesses with 100 employees or more,…

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Wrong Way CalPERS: Dumping $6 Billion of Private Equity After Struggling to Put Money to Work and Then Increasing Target

When CalPERS does something as obviously nonsensical as planning to dump $6 billion of its private equity holdings, nearly 13% of its $47.7 billon portfolio, when it just committed to…

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Is Geneva 2022 Munich 1938 Without Chamberlain’s Piece Of Paper? How To Read the US Paper to Russia For Peace For Our Time

Yves here. Helmer does the useful service of providing direct quotations from Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on how the US needs to do what it has pointedly failed to…

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More Covid Delusion: Thermography for Health Endangers Patient Health via Eschewing Masks in Favor of Ozone

Both your humble blogger and members of our esteemed commentariat sometimes give personal accounts of being on the actual or intended receiving end of financial, medical, and other grifts. This…

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Links 1/8/2022

Goats Enjoy Playhouse Created for Them by Local High School Students Flipboard (David L) VIDEO: Two Moose Trot Across Busy Slopes of Steamboat Unofficial Networks (David L) ‘A Rosetta Stone’:…

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