Peter Gordon's Blog

A blog exploring the intersection of economic thinking and urban planning/real estate development and related big-think themes.

Aug 25
More cost-benefit? Better cost-benefit? : In this morning's WSJ, Edward Glaeser and Cass Sunstein write on "How to Deregulate Cities and States ......
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Aug 21
Ferguson : Dan Henninger writes about Ferguson in this morning's WSJ.  He cites horrific unemployment rates among young black men....
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Aug 21
Romances : I cannot be certain that this marks the end of Vladimir Putin but the man is apparently closing some of the Moscow McDonald's....
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Aug 18
George Hilton : George Hilton has died.  Here is the post at the UCLA Economics Department's website. George contributed "What Did We Give Up With the Big Red Cars?" to a symposium that Ross Eckert and I put togethe...
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Aug 15
Long shot : Those writing about cities focus on overall performance or on urban structure. I claim that these are closely linked....
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Aug 11
Water: markets or cops? : The economics of water has typically been divided into the problem of water quality and the related problem of quantity; once water is of acceptable quality, who gets it and how much and on what terms...
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Aug 9
Wrong cure, wrong disease : There will always be business cycles. Even the wisest and best intentioned investors will make mistakes....
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Aug 5
Self control : Given the choice of looking after assets on-hand vs. initiating high-profile flashy new projects, the latter always wins. My previous post noted the 20-million gallon L.A....
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