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  1. = = = = = = = = = TODAY'S DEMOCRACY NOW!: * Subprime Lending Crisis: Millions of Families Face Losing Their Homes to Foreclosure * Subprime loans have led to one million American families losing their homes in the past decade, a new study by the Center for Responsible Lending has found. In the last ten years, the subprime loan industry has emerged as a major, and controversial, player in the housing market. We speak with an attorney at the Center for Responsible Lending. Listen/Watch/Read http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/04/1343214
  2. Your conversion is purely personal. I am more interested in facts. What is the structural change that you are talking about? Please elaborate
  3. http://leninology.blogspot.com/ The US housing bubble has popped. Sales of existing homes fell to their lowest levels in two years in July, while sales of new homes dived 22% on the previous year. The average house price was barely changed compared to July 2005. But as many commentators in the US press have pointed out, this doesn’t account for all the incentives that sellers are now having to offer potential buyers, such as free pools and coverage of buying costs. It’s little wonder that US consumer confidence is now at its lowest level since hurricanes Katrina and Rita battered t
  4. [/b]49th best HE institution in the world (and that is before we even factor the incredible sums that US unis rake in from their allumni and hence their skewed market power). Doesnt exactly make bristol a 2nd tier uni (imo). and yes, I did go to Bristol.
  5. Bristol 2nd Tier? Isnt Bristol one of the UK's top unis: regularly in the top 5 along with LSE and Kings. More students apply to Bristol than any other uni in the UK (and unfortunately it takes more privately educated kids than any other uni). 2nd tier..? Hardly!
  6. I agree. All statistics point out the fact that the UK runs a very healthy surplus in terms of tax revenue in relation to immigration. (see http://www.cre.gov.uk/downloads/ippr_payingtheirway.pdf for example) The immigrants of today are paying directly for British pensioners etc. Most of the immigrants tend to be highly educated and well motivated and if the have any sense will not spend their later years in this country, unlike the increasingly dumb natives that this island seems to produce moaning endlessly about 'immigrants'.
  7. So the suggestion is that we do away with the health service, free education, unemployment benefit and return to living in forests? I'll just get my club...
  8. In relation to the use of the word claim then that seems to me to be fair enough. I can 'claim' I am a little green man from the planet thong but without proof that is all it is. I merely asked the poster to provide proof for their claim and I did not say that the claim was either (in)/correct.
  9. Hi delboypass....can you please show me where you got that 3000 pounds claim from. The source that is. Also, what is the relevance of this thread / post to house prices (this specific post, not immigration in general?). thanks, i would be very keen to see the source for your claim.
  10. But isnt this the general problem both in this observation and on this board in general. People on this board are emotionally tied in to a HPC, but the cycles of capitalist economies dont work to spec and often take years etc to work through. All the fundementals about why a HPC or some similar economic disaster are correct IMO e.g. UK PLC being subject to global economic trends rooted outside of 'national' response structures (what social scientists call globalisation); unheard of levels of consumer debt; silly house prices; rising unemployment; oil prices; increased rivalry between trade b
  11. how many people would have noticed this 'fake' expert if it hadnt been pointed out by the beeb...that's the scary thing, the barely articulate talking heads on most news programmes nowadays. I thought he carried it off quite well...it was funny.
  12. http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1774740,00.html ------------ Even China cannot feed a permanent bull Soaring optimism, glossing over bad news - it could be time for the bubble to burst Larry Elliott, economics editor Monday May 15, 2006 The Guardian Gold is through $700 an ounce for the first time in a quarter of a century. Platinum prices have gone through the roof. Copper is now so expensive that the metal in a two-pence coin, as my Guardian colleague Richard Adams noted last week, is now worth 3p. Oil is trading between $70 and $75 a barrel; stock markets in New York and Lond
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