The social safety net was built for short-term gaps between jobs, but work may be scarce for years, not months
PUBLISHED: Feb. 20, 2010
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3194 words)
As we navigate this speculator’s paradise turned financial wasteland, Mr. Joseph stands at the front of the bus in a green polo shirt, highlighting specimens like this one: a white stucco house fronted by palm trees and topped by a Spanish tile roof on a canal emptying into the Gulf of Mexico. It last sold in 2005 for $850,000. Yours today for $273,000.
PUBLISHED: Jan. 2, 2010
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3924 words)