Peter Gordon's Blog

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

Jul 20
We do not know : What do we know about cities? To simplify shamelessly, 1....
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Jul 18
Pray for "gridlock" : I recently did some teaching in China. What did my students hear from me?  Among other things, there is Good Capitalism and Bad Capitalism (to borrow the title of a fine book on the subject)....
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Jul 13
Clarifications : Neil Irwin (at Economix, July 11) tell us the latest from Uber and Lyft (still unable to link from you-know-where but source is easy to find). Two things bear repeating....
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Jul 10
Long way around is better : Joseph Epstein wrote a moving tribute to his friend Edward Shils "My Friend Edward" (in his Narcissus Leaves the Pool; unable to link using behind-the-Chinese-Wall connections)....
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Jul 6
Cities and organs : It's a simple but profound point made by Hayek in The Fatal Conceit: there are two ways to get to non-zerosumness, markets and love; do not expect one to do the work of the other; each one has its pla...
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Jul 2
A very simple point : I have been resisting any impulse to pick up and get into my copy of Thomas Piketty's Capital.  One reason is that it has been reviewed more than any (new) book I know....
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Jun 29
Exceptionalism and legacy : For all we know, most people at some time think about their legacy. Will I be remembered? By whom? For how long?...
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Jun 28
Last resort : Timothy Taylor rightly takes on stagnationist Larry Summers. Summers points to a slow U.S. economy and suggests more public sector infrastructure projects....
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