The typecasting of builders as villains might help explain why NIMBYs so often win the policy battles over urban growth and development.
Perhaps WeWork will eventually succeed in going public and in reaching profitability. Even if it doesn't, it will have paved the way for dozens of similar companies operating with variations on its co-working model
It's by building lots more housing, obviously.
Plus: New York may ban 3D-printed guns and most Americans support Roe v. Wade.
The Manhattan Institute's Howard Husock debates Economic Policy Institute's Richard Rothstein at the Soho Forum.
Bill de Blasio: 'We Will Seize Their Buildings, and We Will Put Them in the Hands of a Community Nonprofit'
NYC's mayor takes on private property (again).
Best known as the "father of Harlem," he was guided by the theory that free markets penalize bigotry.
Suggestions from a New York real estate attorney
Politicians and developers stole a neighborhood to build it, but it loses money and revitalized nothing.
Thanks in part to improved security situation
A little envy, maybe?
Way to shoot your economy in the foot
Home purchases are traditionally made in American currency
Buying and selling property was legalized in 2011
Understanding a puzzling aspect of the financial crisis and its aftermath.
The people who are supposed to be helped have found assistance through normal, non-crazy means
Feds pushed a "no down payment" policy that increased risk
Probably because they'd have to admit the government screwed up
Prop. 13 may finally fall
Restrictions artificially fueled soaring home values, tax revenue
Banks pushed the limits of safety to satisfy the law
It's just as well. How California is spending its portion of the money is slightly better than what Harris wanted.