Category: China

Month in Review, September, 2014: Part 2, Decisions small and big

12 November, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, BRA, Casinos, China, Eminent domain, Everett, GAIA, Gambling, Inclusionary zoning, Markets, Martin J. Walsh, Month in review, New York City, Speculation, Thomas Menino | No comments

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, roughly half of my September posting concerned itself with scandals, one overhyped and one underappreciated – but of course scandals are only the outcome of decisions gone wrong (at least from somebody’s perspective), and the other September posts explored […]

Month in Review, September 2014: Part 1, Scandals faux and real

11 November, 2014 (09:00) | Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, BRA, Casinos, China, Eminent domain, Everett, GAIA, Gambling, Inclusionary zoning, Markets, Martin J. Walsh, Month in review, New York City, Speculation, Thomas Menino | No comments

By: David A. Smith Because it lies at the intersection of both personal issues and political ones, housing generally, and affordable housing particularly, is fertile ground for journalists seeking scandal stories, and in September I profiled two of them, one faux and one real. And I’d never get any ratings at all For all that […]

Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 3, Not in China’s operating system

23 September, 2014 (10:00) | Capital, China, Emigration, Exports, Global news, Housing, Imports, Markets, Schools, Speculation |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As so happens when I write about China, the process of laboriously sorting through my thinking means the posts expand, and my post about Chinese emigration, using as a source an article from the Wall Street Journal (August 15, 2014), brought […]

Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 2, Breathing freely is a basic requirement

22 September, 2014 (09:00) | Capital, China, Emigration, Exports, Global news, Housing, Imports, Markets, Schools, Speculation |

[Continued from Friday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Capital, whether economic of human, is a continuous referendum on government’s effectiveness – a referendum that government does not schedule but nevertheless must observe – and as we saw in yesterday’s post, using an article from the Wall Street Journal (August 15, 2014), China’s entrepreneurial classes are […]

Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 1, 64% of China’s rich

19 September, 2014 (09:00) | Capital, China, Emigration, Exports, Global news, Housing, Imports, Markets, Schools, Speculation |

By: David A. Smith Up until now, my posts puzzling out China’s affordable housing have focused on its urban challenges, and whether the Chinese can make new cities that people want to live in without destroying the formerly-rural middle class by culturally and economically impoverishing them in totalitarian-style housing blocks.  Foolish me, I overlooked the […]