Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
If you're not a resident in Spain, what are your mortgage options?
The Panic of '08 is still in gov't's rear-view mirror. Credit extended for speculative purchase loans has tightened, in theory, where it should. This English-language edition doesn't comment on domestic demand however. Why is that?

Renting in Toronto Is a Total Nightmare

Ask Kin Lau. Normally, landlords would be swiping right on him.
Their online ad, with a photo of the pair in a meadow by a wood fence, describes the 21-year-olds as a young, polite couple seeking to spend no more than C$825 a month. They're getting more emails from scam artists asking for money than from landlords.
Landlords are ecstatic at their good fortune.

Two apparently unrelated events, provisional implementation of CETA and Black Mirror episode "Nosedive," converge in my reading of this free-market, or on-demand, dilemma. The "self-curation and validation-seeking ... backbone of a future society" is ill-equipped to secure a general utility.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Aug 2nd, 2017 at 10:27:05 PM EST
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