Business news without the bullshit

The rent bomb

Abandoned store front

Subscribe to RealEconTV

Your e-mail address is kept absolutely private
We make it easy to unsubscribe at any time

High rent blight

Free money for big banks...

High interest (and rent) for everyone else.

Here are some of the weird distortions this is creating in the economy.

Stacy and Max are talking about how this is effecting New York City, but you can see this in malls all over the country.

Empty stores are a form of "speculation."

Keep it empty because maybe a bank will come along and rent it for 3x the normal rate.