• The Property Tax Scandal in The US
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    The Property Tax Scandal in The US

    One of the kinds of taxes in America that really represents a scandal long overdue to be part of the national agenda for change, is the property tax. Here in the United States we use a whole bevy of different taxes to pay for what our Federal, State and local governments do for us. Today I’m going to focus on what the local tax system is. That is by local I mean towns, cities, villages…how do they pay for the things they’re supposed to do? Like public schools, local police, and fire departments, health care, and so on… maintaining pollution-free streams and the public parks, and all of that. The…

  • Zillow Is Offering $1 Million and a Job to Anyone Who Can Help Improve Zestimate
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    Zillow Is Offering $1 Million and a Job to Anyone Who Can Help Improve Zestimate

    >>SCOTT GAMM: All right joining me now live on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and Spencer I know you have a pretty big announcement where someone could win a $1 million prize.>>SPENCER RASCOFF: Yeah. This estimate is it really accurate computer model about home values. But we think others can help improve it even more so a year ago when we launched. Estimates had a 14 percent error rate. Now today a 5 percent error rate. The Zillow prize allows data scientists computer engineers statisticians economists anybody to compete if you can beat this estimate and prove it than a million dollar…

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    Real estate in 2019: Definitely the year of the buyer, Dolly Lenz Real Estate Managing Director says

    DAGEN: HESITATION IN THE HOUSE MARKET, DESPITE FALLING PRICES BUYERS MAY BE FORCED TO CUT BUDGETS. ACCORDING TO A RECENT REPORT, RISING MORTGAGE RATES MIGHT PREVENT PEOPLE FROM GETTING THE MOST FROM THEIR MONEY. JOINING US NOW IS DOLLY LENS AND JENNY LENS. GREAT TO SEE YOU.>>HAPPY NEW YEAR. DAGEN: HAPPY NEW YEAR. YOU KNOW WHAT, THE YIELD ON THE 10 YEAR TREASURY IS FALLING TO ALMOST A YEAR LOW THIS MORNING, THAT WOULD BE GOOD NEWS, GREAT NEWS FOR HOME BUYERS. BUT WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE CHALLENGES IN THE NEW YEAR?>>AFFORDABILITY IS GOING TO BE THE WORD OF 2019. THAT’S A GOOD WORD FOR BUYERS, A BAD…

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    Andrew Yang – Bringing Bold and Unique Ideas to His 2020 White House Bid | The Daily Show

    Welcome to the show. Well, it’s great to be here. Thank you so much for having me. Can I… can I just say, of all the candidates I’ve seen on the trail, you seem to be having the most fun. Are you? Well, it’s a very low bar you’ve set, Trevor. (laughter) What does that even mean? You are. You’re, like, out there. You’ve got, like, cool music. You’re, like, rapping at, like, campaign events. It feels like Andrew Yang– you’re just, like… You’re having a good time whilst you’re putting out your policy proposals. The only place where you didn’t seem like you were having fun was at the…

  • Why 50 Million Chinese Homes are Empty
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    Why 50 Million Chinese Homes are Empty

    This video is sponsored by Skillshare. The first 500 people to use the link in the description get their first two months free. Deep, in the mountains of Austria, lies the small, but scenic town of Hallstatt. But this isn’t that, It’s an exact replica, built 9,000 kilometers away, near Hong Kong. Austria. China. It’s home to European architecture, Chinese cuisine, and all the traffic of… North Korea. Because, during the day, it may be the wedding photo capital of the region, But after the sun sets, its cottages become remarkably quiet. China’s lookalike towns, of places like Paris, Berlin, London, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren’t alone. In many places,…

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    Is Australia’s property market bouncing back? September 2019

    Hi, I’m Graham the Insights manager at finder.com.au and you know, the RBA didn’t cut cash rates today, it looked dicey leading up to the decision that maybe they would but in the end they didn’t. So we’re waiting to see what the effects of the last two records are. The RBA seems to think the economy’s okay for now, here we’re going to talk about four things to keep an eye on in the Australian housing market for August 2019. So what’s happened to interest rates for home runs? Well, as you know, the RBA could buy 50 basis points. But the average code of the variable rates across…

  • Land of the Free, Home of the Poor
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    Land of the Free, Home of the Poor

    bjbjLULU JUDY WOODRUFF: Now, the opening chapter of an occasional series about inequality in America. It’s a subject that’s getting more attention in light of the weak economy and the ongoing debate around budget cuts and raising revenues. Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett, who has argued in favor of higher taxes on the wealthiest, cited the growing disparity in an interview on PBS last night with Charlie Rose. WARREN BUFFETT, Berkshire Hathaway: It should be a land of opportunity. And people that get rich. They — nobody is going to confiscate everything or anything of the sort. But the distribution in this country — market system has led to…