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well, down over there, what's goin' on?

海のかなたでは、如何に、です。

First-time Home Buyer Tax Creditの適用が延長されたので11月の住宅販売は、1999年以後最大の伸び率があったようです。下駄を履いたのはいいけれど、脱ぐとき、どうするんでしょうね。
November existing-home sales surge

By Dina ElBoghdady and Neil Irwin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Federal programs designed to jump start the housing market helped boost sales of previously owned homes to their highest level since February 2007 and whittle down the excess supply of homes on the market in November.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/22/AR2009122203347.html
ハウジング・バブル再び?!
税額控除の適用期限の延長が聞いているのですね。
売れているのは、新築住宅ではなくて既存住宅ですが。ただし、不動産市場全体の在庫は、10月の7か月分に比べると6か月分に減ったとされています。適正在庫だそうです。

ハウジング・バブルとバーナンキの責任について、クルーグマンが難じています。
December 22, 2009, 10:58 am
A strange complacency

Many people have written about this WaPo article on the Fed’s failure to foresee the crisis. I was particularly struck by the complacency over housing prices. I mean, there had just been an enormous increase in prices; the dotcom bubble was fresh in our memory; simple indicators like the price-rent ratio were flashing red. How could they have been so sure nothing was wrong?
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/a-strange-complacency/
医療制度改革は、やっぱり大きな前進だと。
A Dangerous Dysfunction

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: December 20, 2009

Unless some legislator pulls off a last-minute double-cross, health care reform will pass the Senate this week. Count me among those who consider this an awesome achievement. It’s a seriously flawed bill, we’ll spend years if not decades fixing it, but it’s nonetheless a huge step forward.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/21/opinion/21krugman.html
フィリバスターのようなことをするのは恥だって。

話し変わって、フランスは、盗まれたスイス銀行のデータを使って課税をするという無茶苦茶な話。F
rance says will keep using stolen Swiss bank tax data
BEIJING
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:57am EST

BEIJING (Reuters) - France will continue to use data stolen from a Geneva private bank in its drive against tax evasion, its budget minister said on Tuesday, a day after French officials agreed to return the client lists to Switzerland.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BL0RX20091222
まあ、しかし、世界的には舵を反対側に切っていると思うのですが、日本は全くおかしい。
by nk24mdwst | 2009-12-23 14:25 | 租税法(アメリカ)


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