Archive for June, 2011

Sharing Mr. Roosevelt Part.3

June 30, 2011

Shortly after we got married 11 years ago, my wife asked me, “Why don’t you have any friends?” The answer was simple. Most of the people I’d called “friends” were females. If our marriage was to succeed, the females had to go. I never said that out loud, but my wife’s a pretty smart lady, [...]

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It is the poor renters who need support

June 16, 2011

Wednesday’s article on the increase in renters in Philadelphia (“Home ownership declines in Philadelphia”) quotes Center City District president Paul Levy as saying that the demand for renting comes from four sources: newly formed households, students, young workers, and would-be buyers waiting out the recession. Omitted was the largest segment of the city’s rental population: [...]

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