They're getting away with it because the scale of the country's real estate problems is just so big.
Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.
The GOP leader of Mesa, Arizona, championed a new property tax; loves mass transit; and lured liberal-arts colleges to his city. Can these moves propel him to higher office in a red state?
Countries like Italy and Spain are turning away from the world, with grave consequences for the European project.
The new geography of being young in America.
The number of students without a home has hit a record high, according to new data from the Department of Education.
A brief, whirlwind tour.
The geography of American innovation over the last decade.
Non-Europeans seeking a fast-track route to the EU have a new option – buying cheap Southern European property.
An unlikely mix of state pruning and raw commercialism is taking hold in Spain's capital.
Officials are putting up sham businesses to try to prove austerity works.
The fascinating historical reason why a quarter of the country's home loans are in some kind of trouble.
Gift purchases are dow n, Christmas lights are dim, and families are suffering.
The recession, coupled with obscenely high rents, are forcing superstores out of business.
High-poverty areas lost a staggering 91 percent of their absolute wealth during the crisis.
It all comes down to two words: household formation.
Despite the crisis, the U.S. finance industry has grown since 2008.
In March, youth unemployment hit 50 percent in Greece. Six months later, it's only gotten worse.
The country has long been a model for flashy, absurd infrastructure, but austerity is finally slowing it down.
The U.S. financial meltdown, coupled with a major education crisis, left the city reeling.