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* US HOME PRICES, SUNG LIKE OPERA

This is really funny and creative: US home prices sung like opera by  Timothy McDevitt

npr, Planet Money
Jacob Goldstein and David Kestenbaum

April 26, 2011

All Things Considered

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Case-Shiller

Source: Case-Shiller Home Price Index, via Standard & Poors

Credit: Alyson Hurt

The Case-Shiller home price index is a powerful way to look at the story of housing in America. You can see the boom and bust all in one simple graph.

But when we go on the radio to talk about home prices, a graph isn’t much good to us — nobody can see it.

So we converted the Case-Shiller graph into musical notes.

Case Shiller opera

Jess Jiang/Case-Shiller home price index

We gave the sheet music to Timothy McDevitt, a baritone who’s getting a master’s degree at Juilliard. Then we got Karl Case and Robert Shiller — the economists who created the index — to listen to the music weigh in.

Here’s what the past decade of housing in America sounds like:
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