Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Foreclosures up 10x in 10 years but the last 2 where a doozey!!!

Last Sunday in my local paper there was front page article about the fact that local foreclosures has raised nearly 11 times the amount it was in 1998. As you can see from the graph below there was a big jump in the year 2005.

Yes as you can tell the numbers of foreclosures has always been on the raise during that the last 10 years but the fact that it has made such a steep curve in 05 has to show that something abnormal happened to lead to this.

Monday, February 4, 2008

The basic ideal of the economy stimulus plan explained in a comic book?

Printed below are some page from Black Panther issue 18 vol. 2 written by Priest. Which is basically a break down on how the economy works as told by the villain Killmonger to the hero’s kidnapped ex-girlfriend. As a bit of an economics geek I think this was a great moment in comics which

That’s right I think George W. Bush most have read this comic when he came up with is economic stimulus plain. Giving that it was printed in 2000 I say it is most likely.

But any way I think the next issue (19) of Black Panther has one of the best ways a hero defeated his villain that has been printed in comics. Look for these issues at a comic stores back issue bin or see if you find it online.