Peter Gordon's Blog

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

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Writing about cities : The City by Deborah Stevenson is reviewed here by three not-so-sympathetic reviewers....
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01:48 PM
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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Aug 31
Transactions cost : It seems strange but for most of its life, economics was a field of study that did not recognize transaction costs. Look at the 200-year Ngram results, below. Ronald Coase changed things....
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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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