On the latter, we mostly have stories and some estimates for individual markets, not easy-to-use government-provided statistics. But there are lots of stories.
Here is one day's Wall Street Journal reading while waiting for a plane last Saturday:
1) Holman Jenkins,
... unbridled rent seeking. That’s the term economists use for exercising government power to create private gains for political purposes.Channelling Jefferson,
Mr. Obama’s bank policy dramatically consolidated the banking industry, which the government routinely sues for billions of dollars, with the proceeds partly distributed to Democratic activist groups.
His consumer-finance agency manufactured fake evidence of racism against wholesale auto lenders in order to facilitate a billion-dollar shakedown.