This is slightly off-topic for this blog, but I think it has some relevance, and I think that for those of us who think long-term, it might be very important to the industry. The New Yorker has a piece on the play, which focuses on the challenges of longer life, and the strange blight that seems to be affecting middle-class, white Americans. What got me thinking was how the incredibly good state of the housing market doesn’t seem to be doing anything for consumer confidence. Now I’m starting to think in terms of existential angst, and the long-term impact on the housing market. Keep your eyes open: I predict demographic shifts afoot.