Peter Gordon's Blog

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

Apr 17
Modern brokering : Why do people pay big bucks for a "seat" on the NY Stock Exchange?...
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Apr 13
Laugh or cry? : Much has been written about the life and work of Steve Jobs....
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Apr 9
Tricky "common sense" : Many of us cognition non-specialists used to think in terms of vague "left brain" vs....
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Apr 5
Cities : The importance of responsive markets is a seeming no-brainer.  I have noted impressive co-location in U.S. cities that limits the lengths of commuting as well as non-work trips....
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Apr 3
"Those who cannot remember the past ..." : Natural gas is much in the news because it is the weapon of choice by Russia as well as (perhaps) the West in the new Cold War. V....
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Mar 30
Everyone wants to : Everyone wants to believe in the Mandela-inspired optimism for South Africa. Yesterday we visited Kliptown in Soweto. The poverty is heart-breaking but the people are seemingly friendly to visitors....
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Mar 23
Sanctions : If in the Capetown area take the Robben Island tour.  It is the place where Nelson Mandela and many other "political prisoners" wasted away good portions of their lives.  It is incredibly ugly, desola...
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