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L.A. 'Tony' Kovach

America – the Story of US – Declaration of Independence

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Millions of Americans were taught or acquired a sanitized or weaponized view of American history. Even those of us who focused on history in high school and at university were to varying degrees tainted by the perspective of instructors, pop culture, or textbooks. All of human history, not just American history, can be oversimplified as …

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Surprising Non-Partisan Revelations, Opportunities, Controversies Could Decide 2020 Campaigns – Affordable Housing, Antitrust, Wealth Inequality, and Manufactured Homes

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  Senator Cory Booker (NJ-D), 2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful, President Donald J. Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence have used a similar phrase. “Enforce…the law.” Senator Bernie Sanders, another 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination candidate and President of the United States (POTUS) Trump have similarly used a phrase, “the system is rigged,” while differing on how …

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Affordable Housing, Obscuring the Truth, Innovations in Housing, and Manufactured Homes

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  Hold the headline for 125 words. Poisoning the well. Salting the fields. Those are but two of several ancient methods some enemies used to harm their opponents. The notion behind those vile tactics was if you could kill off their drinkable water or their food supply, someone could effectively destroy their enemy. Other devious, …

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Grasping True Value of the Green New Deal for America, Affordable Housing Professionals and Advocates

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  Every romance or seduction, each marketing pitch or sale, and every con job begins with a common point of departure.  Something seemingly desirable is offered or promised. The challenge becomes in discerning what is authentic and what is bogus. The Green New Deal is the logical evolution of the direction that Democratic politics in …

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Ultimate, Proven Contrarian Investing – Ethical vs. Unethical, Legal vs Illegal Manufactured Housing Industry Strategies

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For the next few minutes, imagine a hedge fund or deep pockets investor. In the following blend of the hypothetical mixed with numerous significant linked elements of evidence formed by reality, picture in your mind the following.  Reflect on an outsider looking into why Warren Buffett – or other lesser known, yet successful investors – …

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Rope-a-Dope – Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, Mom, Dad, & You

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There may be no one analogy that is entirely precise enough to make the point that the promoters of the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act purportedly hoped to accomplish with their bill. All analogies limp at some point, but those disclosures made, let’s begin with the ‘rope and dope metaphor’ from boxing. Per Google …

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Multibillion Dollar Opportunities Knock in Solving Affordable Housing Crisis

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In a truly free enterprise system, various needs are identified. Then a means of profitably yet honestly serving those needs are established. Ideally, both the customer and product/service benefit. The happy customer(s) then tell or send their friends.  That pattern repeated often enough yields success. For millions, perception is reality. For millions, the words “manufactured …

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FHFA Hearing Before Congress Raises GSEs’ Failure on Manufactured Home Chattel Financing

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The Ford-Kavanaugh hearing wasn’t the only place in Washington, D.C. that charges of sexual misconduct were being publicly discussed yesterday.   As was noted by the Daily Business News on MHProNews, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), featured a pile-on by members of both parties aimed at Mel Watt. But his time in office is …

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Affordable Housing – Fleetwood, Champion, Clayton – Genius of the Christmas Story

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Depending on who’s estimate we accept, there’s some 550,000 to 660,000 homeless in the richest nation on earth, the U.S.A. As rents rise, so does homelessness, says Zillow’s research, which supplied the higher homeless count. With some $22 trillion dollars spent on “Great Society” programs as of a 2014 Heritage Foundation report, one must ask …

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It’s Your Profession – Investment of Time, Talent, Treasure – So What’s Next?

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Political correctness – the PC movement – is arguably a form of manipulation and control. 40+ years ago, long before the PC culture took hold, people were aware of the notion that we should be polite and respectful of others. The baby boomer generation were the ones that made greater racial, religious, gender, and other …

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