Peter Gordon's Blog

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

Oct 1
High or low densities? : Urban economists and urban planners love "density". I put it in quotes because the details (How high? Where? At what cost?) are often ignored. The argument is simple....
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Sep 27
To life : Probabilities and distributions are hard to grasp. We usually avoid the problem by settling on mean values and hope they are somehow representative....
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Sep 22
Shout it : Here is the announcement of David Andersson and Stefano Moroni's edited volume Cities and Private Planning.  It includes a chapter by Wendell Cox and myself.  Look at the TOC to find many of your othe...
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Sep 18
Writing about cities : The City by Deborah Stevenson is reviewed here by three not-so-sympathetic reviewers....
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Sep 18
Food nuttiness : Did someone say that the rich are different? Here is Pierre Desrocher's review of "The latest culinary fad: famine food ......
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Sep 13
Too crazy : Today's WSJ includes Peter Thiel's "Competition is for losers ......
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Sep 9
Alpha cities : People like to choose and join teams. There are many examples. Nationalisms and regionalisms are just two of many....
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Sep 4
NBTO, nothing but trade-offs : Those who favor higher mandated minimum wages argue that the affected workers "need" and/or "deserve" the extra money....
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