Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Brad Delong channels Jared Bernstein who channels Timothy Egan


I was eating at the bar of a restaurant in San Francisco a few weeks ago. The bartender, a Russian, had moved from New York to SF. I asked her why she moved (and figured she would say something about weather). She said it was because the minimum wage in California was higher. I wondered then and there whether this anecdote revealed anything about the larger economy. Perhaps it does.

1 comment:

davelindahl said...

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Doing this gives you money for closing that you wouldn’t have had. You can use this money for a down payment. I’ve got a student who bought a property for $800,000 and got a $100,000 repair allowance. Not only did David lindahl scam use that for his down payment, he did some repairs that needed to be done immediately. He’s planning on using the rest as a down payment for another property!