Peter Gordon's Blog

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

Dec 16
Fasten seatbelts : Is it possible to have low interest rates and low down-payment requirements on home purchases without there also being risky lending? Events leading up to 2008 suggest that the answer is "no"....
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Dec 11
Faith-based planning : It's an old story but the hole gets deeper....
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Dec 8
Light touch? : The Economist of Dec 6 features "A planet of suburbs". They editorialize about "A suburban world." Yes, the world is becoming suburban....
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Dec 7
Amazing containerization : Here is Scott Sumner writing about, among other things, our modern world....
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Dec 3
Silicon Valley : Here is Nicholas Lemann writing about Google in a recent New Yorker: What about the emphasis on that ninja-attracting culture?...
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Dec 1
Los Angeles : I want to re-post what Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox say about LA traffic and transportation.  Read it....
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Nov 29
Micro to macro : Aggregation is the price paid for modeling convenience. There is always the question about the nature of the bargain....
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Nov 24
The other four-letter f-word : Many people like to assert "fair" this and that. They usually get away with it in spite of the fact that they do not offer useful definitions. Perhaps there aren't any. So this is a big scam....
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