Building after the bailout

Perspective: Running with the devil

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) was adorned with billions of dollars in earmarks. Still, it seems there was little room for home builder interests, except the one that’s so broad-sweeping that even bi-partisan "frenemies" can all stand behind it: The restoration of confidence.

Today, the only constant is change. As Congress moves from crisis to crisis, scrambling to quench whichever fire burns brightest at the moment, we’re left to consider: Just what does all this mean?

The devil we know