Peter Gordon's Blog

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

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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Nov 21
The big issues : When you think about immigration, the gains from trade argument is fundamental and significant ("Trillion Dollar Bills Left on the Sidewalk")....
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Nov 13
Third arrow? : The financial press has accepted the catchy label "Abenomics" re Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proclaimed three-pronged economic policy....
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Nov 9
Zero-sum and negative-sum : Today's NY Times includes "The LeBron Stimulus ......
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Nov 5
Gravity still matters : I used to think that "monopolistic competition" is an oxymoron. (But more than 46,000 cites at Google Scholar.) I was stuck on "mono" meaning "one"....
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Nov 3
Old downtowns and new tech : Manhattan's downtowns are the model that many American city planners dream of.  But it is not a plausible model in most auto-oriented cities....
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Oct 31
The real world : Hydraulic fracturing is partly responsible for a positive "oil shock". "How Plunging Oil Scrambles Geopolitics" by Prof....
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