Gotchas / Consumer

Law enforcement investigating NFL ticket ‘price floor’ policy, other event ticket gotchas

Breaking news: Big event ticket sales are a broken marketplace that hurts both consumers and entertainers.  Just kidding, everybody knows that.  It’s remarkable that both the industry and regulators remain seemingly helpless to fix the problem. With Bruce Springsteen songs still hanging in the air above Madison Square Garden, New York [Keep reading]

Poverty Project

First-time home buyers: the new elite?

Is buying a first home becoming more a privilege than an American birthright? That’s the provocative question posed recently by Issi Romem, chief economist of And he answers it, cautiously, with data suggesting it’s true. Romem’s most concerning assertion: Young buyers have nearly 10% higher incomes than they did [Keep reading]