Category: Essential posts

Ten years a blogger: Part 17, Holmes and housing solutions

27 January, 2016 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 16 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, and Part 15.] By: David A. Smith ‘You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” Ten […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 16, Holmes on housing finance

26 January, 2016 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 15 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, and Part 14.] By: David A. Smith “It is my business to know what other people don’t know.” Section 16. Sherlock […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 15, Holmes on housing capital

25 January, 2016 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from  Part 14 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, and Part 13.] By: David A. Smith “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Section 15. Sherlock […]

Month in Review, August 2015: Part 2, Lingering debts

25 September, 2015 (10:00) | Actuaries, Bankruptcy, Berlin, Boston, de Blasio, Economic development, Essential posts, Greece, Housing, Illinois, Month in review, Olympics, Pension funds, Puerto Rico, Urbanization |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] The true mystery of capital lies in its mutability: property can be turned into money, money into chattel, chattel into property, and all through the chemical reaction of markets; moreover, money can be created (value greater than cost) and money can be lost (cost greater than […]

Month in Review, August 2015: Part 1, Enduring assets

24 September, 2015 (10:00) | Actuaries, Bankruptcy, Berlin, Boston, de Blasio, Economic development, Essential posts, Greece, Housing, Illinois, Month in review, Olympics, Pension funds, Puerto Rico, Urbanization |

By: David A. Smith For a month in which normal people (e.g. those not obsessed with blogging) go on vacation, August contained plenty of material related to affordable housing, starting with the ever-inventive Mayor Bill de Blasio in the ever-political city of Gotham, with the city’s attempt to create its own home-rule version of the […]