Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Sunday November 23rd 2014

Self-Educated Man

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6


The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

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Noted Economist: Housing Rebound Could Take a Generation

Yale Economist Robert Shiller -- (Photo credit: World Economic Forum, CCASA 2.0)

ECONOMY, NEWSROOM AMERICA STAFF

Yale economics professor Robert Shiller says the housing market is likely to remain weak and could take as much as a generation to recover.

Shiller, the co-founder of the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index, told Reuters Insider that a combination of high gas prices, a weak labor market and a general unease among consumers was trumping low mortgage rates and would likely keep prices depressed for the foreseeable future.

“I worry that we might not see a really major turnaround in our lifetimes,” Shiller said.

The S&P/Case-Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas rose 0.2 percent – the first increase in prices in 10 months – in February, on a seasonably adjusted basis, Reuters reported.

But Shiller cautioned that in nine of the 20 cities prices were flat or fell for the month.

He said suburban areas could fall even further as high gas prices caused more Americans to move to “walkable cities.”

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