Links 16 January 2012

State to help elderly downsize as Government tackles housing crisis

“Research released last year estimated that 25million bedrooms in England were empty, largely because elderly couples do not move out of family homes to smaller properties.

At the same time, young families are increasingly being squeezed into small homes and overcrowded flats as a result of the country’s high property prices. “

Do let’s be optimistic . . . even if we don’t feel like it

China Data, Part 2- Slowing Growth

Baltic Dry Index Collapses

Fed Watch- How’s That Austerity Working-

Euro lacks a government banker, not lender of last resort

A selection of comments from Federal Open Market Committee meetings which resulted in laughter

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