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Texas housing inventory jumps 40%, but prices stay flat "They say everything is bigger in Texas — and apparently that includes housing inventory growth. While available homes for sale are growing all over the country, it’s happening at a dramatic scale in Texas. According to a second-quarter 2024 report from Texas Realtors, the number of active listings from April to June of this year were up 40.8% compared to the same period last year.
According to a recent report, interest payments on the U.S. national debt are projected to reach $1.14 trillion this year, which would consume approximately 76% of all personal income taxes collected. This significant increase in interest payments is attributed to rising interest rates and the growing national debt.

by Tyler Durden

The Chinese are now producing documentaries on the collapse of American cities. What this showcases is the grim aftermath of decades of deindustrialization, disastrous progressive policies, and an opioid crisis—ironically fueled by China. 

"Chinese are making documentaries about ultra-extreme poverty and decaying cities since they don't exist in China anymore," X user S.L. Kanthan wrote in a recent post, accompanied by a short clip from the documentary highlighting the implosion of Oakland, California. 

Job postings are down Double digits 12.4 % year over year to lowest level since April 2021 . Throw out the 50 % below comparison as that was largely states reopening from Pandemic lockdown . The 11.7 above pre pandemic is absolutely anemic job creation and even that is mostly government and struggling families forced to take on two jobs to survive with Bidenflation.