Evening Links 9-29
House prices up in July (Bloomberg) The Case-Shiller 20-city index rose 1.2% in July. Though this suggests a bottom has been reached for home prices, how will they fair when (if?) government price supports are removed?
Fannie Mae seriously delinquent rate increases (CR) This is a powerful chart…
Talk to the invisible hand (Slate) Turning patients into better consumers would help reduce costs, but you can’t do that with so much information asymmetry in the health care marketplace.
Dangerous hybrid datapoint of the day (Felix) Cyclists, who tend to be environmentalists, are getting hit by hybrids because they can’t hear them. God certainly has a sense of humor…
Tiny bird’s incredible piggy back ride on hawk (metro.co.uk)
And here’s a video clip that captured the moment: