July 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
If you pay a 20% down payment for a home, you’re making a leveraged bet that the home will maintain or grow its value.
February 19, 2019, 6am PST
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a $134 billion problem in unfunded pension liabilities. Along with several other measures, his administration is considering selling state assets, including the Illinois Tollway, to fill the hole.
October 13, 2018, 5am PDT
A report suggests that the older a state is, the more likely it is that special interests have entrenched themselves, negatively impacting the public purse.
June 30, 2018, 7am PDT
Vikki Consiglio wants to create “high-end” town, leaving debt and poorer residents behind.
December 6, 2017, 1pm PST
An interactive map from the Urban Institute invites comparisons in the geography of debt.
November 22, 2017, 5am PST
David Duyen identifies an under-reported culprit in the so-called "retail apocalypse," and challenges policy makers to respond.
October 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Any way you slice it: the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.
January 19, 2017, 7am PST
Charles Marohn of Strong Towns makes the case that whoever's in the White House, simply increasing federal spending on infrastructure isn't the wisest move.
December 3, 2016, 7am PST
A novel initiative called Maryland SmartBuy aims to help those with student loan debt buy homes.
February 5, 2016, 12pm PST
The city, county, and state that the NFL's Rams once called home will continue to pay debt for the financing of the Edward Jones Dome. What other option to they have?
November 10, 2015, 11am PST
More evidence that reports of "peak car" in the United States were premature.
May 16, 2014, 8am PDT
Re-examining recent thinking on student debt as major contributor to the lousy housing market.
January 2, 2013, 9am PST
Richard Blackwell examines the foundations of Canada's housing "affordability crisis," in which prices have doubled over the last decade due to low rates and easy mortgage terms.
December 15, 2012, 1pm PST
After a decade-long construction arms race at the nation's institutions of higher education, The New York Times looks at what happens when the creditors come calling.
January 8, 2012, 3pm PST
Nearly 10 years in the works, a connector between Oakland International Airport and the BART transit system is taking shape.
June 14, 2011, 5am PDT
This piece from <em>Domus</em> goes on a tour of Athens with local architect Andreas Angelidakis, who reflects on the city's lasting and negative impacts from hosting the Olympics.
April 12, 2011, 6am PDT
California's redevelopment agencies have almost as much if not more debt than what they pull in from tax revenues, according to this investigation by <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>.
September 30, 2010, 1pm PDT
After nearly collapsing under the pressure of a free-wheeling building boom, Dubai is on the rebound. A new internal accounting effort is trying to explore what went wrong and how to avoid those mistakes in the future.
June 23, 2010, 9am PDT
Municipal debt is on the rise, as state and local borrowing has grown to nearly one-quarter of the U.S. GDP.
February 28, 2010, 1pm PST
The Olympics have ended in Vancouver, but their costs live on.