Real estate

New York City’s Newly Passed Green New Deal, Explained

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 22/04/2019 - 7:55pm in

NYC last week passed a modest Green New Deal. This initiative falls far, far short of where climate change policy needs to go, but is certainly an improvement on the fossil fuel-friendly agenda of the Trump administration (and its predecessors).

The Biggest Real Estate Venture in History is Just More Corporate Welfare

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 18/04/2019 - 5:00pm in

Investors in NYC’s Hudson Yards misused a visa program meant for low-income areas, with the burden on taxpayers instead of developers.

Fresh audio product

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 16/03/2019 - 7:04am in

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link):

March 14, 2019 Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya, authors (along with Nancy Fraser) of Feminism for the 99%, on a truly transformative feminism • Sam Stein, author of Capital City, on bourgeois urban planning, with an emphasis on NYC

Do Real Estate Markets Make Our Cities Less Livable?

Author Samuel Stein talks about how capitalism shapes cities.

Amazon Drops New York City Headquarters Plan in a Snit

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 15/02/2019 - 9:20pm in

Does the testy abandonment of its New York City "HQ2" scheme mean we've hit Peak Amazon?

Is China’s Debt Crackdown Hitting California’s Commercial Real Estate Bubble?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 31/01/2019 - 1:55am in

China gets a cold and California real estate gets pneumonia.

Kamala Harris Tells Big Lie: That 2012 Mortgage Settlement Was a Good Deal for Homeowners

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/01/2019 - 7:30pm in

Kamala Harris' supposed big accomplishment, of getting California a better deal in the 2012 mortgage settlement, isn't anything to boast about.

Wolf Richter: Housing Bubble Trouble in Silicon Valley & San Francisco

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/01/2019 - 1:55am in

Housing is going pear-shaped in California tech-land....and you can't blame it on a tech bust.

Michael Hudson: The Vocabulary of Economic Deception

Michael Hudson gives a wide-ranging interview, discussing the importance of euphemism in obscuring power relationships and exploitation.

Short-Term Rentals and the Housing Market: Evidence from Airbnb in Los Angeles

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 20/12/2018 - 6:32pm in

Confirming Airbnb's effects on rentals and home prices.