Madoff’s Billionaires: The Fear and the Fury

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Richard “RJ” Eskow: There’s more than fear at work among these billionaires. There’s rage, too. These are people who are unaccustomed to hearing “no.” And many of them got where they are because they possess an overwhelming and insatiable drive for more.

Lettuce Look at Some Prices

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Walter Brasch: “California and the Southwest are in the worst drought in decades. Wiped out much of the agricultural land. Drought’s almost as good as winning the PowerBall. Prices have to rise.”

The Public-Housing Experiment

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Public Housing — When the U.S. does public provisioning of basic needs, it does so halfheartedly, perhaps thereby promoting its failure.

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