Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Tuesday July 29th 2014

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Federalist 58 by James Madison. 1. Under the proposed Constitution whose interests were represented by the U.S. Senate? Is it so today? If not, how might it be remedied & by what means? 2. How did the Constitution provide for updating representation in Congress? 3. Madison credits the U.S Constitution with assigning the greatest power, that of the “purse strings” to the U.S. House. In your opinion, how might the House assert that power to reduce the size & cost of government today? 4. Explain in your own words Madison’s warning against too many men serving in the House. How might his warning be applied today as calls abound for a more direct democracy & for scrapping the electoral college system? 5. Is democracy the form of government our Founders gave us or was it a republican form? Explain the difference.


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Noted Economist: Housing Rebound Could Take a Generation

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

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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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