Tag Archives: Estate Speculators

Feds crack down on foreclosure auction scams

SAN FRANCISCO — At the height of the financial crisis, bargain hunters would gather each week on county courthouse steps to bid on foreclosed properties throughout Northern and Central California. The inventory lists were long, especially in hard-hit areas such … Continue reading

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A Tax Policy With San Francisco Roots

Henry George, the 19th-century political economist, spent his seminal years in San Francisco. He is no longer a household name, and his “land-value taxation” theory is probably among the few radical ideas for government financial reform that haven’t gotten a … Continue reading

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