Category: Migration

The where we were

27 December, 2013 (13:02) | Demographics, Economics, Housing, maps, Migration, Seth Kadish, Speculation |

By:David A. Smith   Any interstellar telescope looks not just into space but back into the past – and so it is with housing.  Homes are an exoskeletal manifestation of our vision of ourselves and our families – and the where we were, as presented, with a great visual and no analysis whatsoever, in the […]

Month in Review, December 2011

17 February, 2012 (09:03) | Admin, Condominiums, Homeownership, Housing, Incentives, Migration, Occupy movement, Real estate taxes, Tax abatement, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Nov 11, Oct 11, Sep 11, Aug 11, Jul 11, Jun 11, May 11, Apr 11, Mar 11, Feb 11, Jan 11]   By: David A. Smith     Is this the end of Modern Times?   During December, many things other than simply the calendar year ended, starting […]

The weekending of rural America

17 December, 2010 (11:42) | Cities, Demographics, Economics, Housing, Migration, Rural |

By: David A. Smith   When jobs disappear, does a city die – or become something else?  That question lies unasked in a New York Times article with the cheerfully oblivious title Time for a Place in the Country?:   Perhaps more than any place on earth, New York is a city of real estate […]

Twenty-first Century Okies

21 June, 2010 (09:42) | Cities, Demographics, Employment, Housing, Migration, US News |

By: David A. Smith   Americans are the most mobile people in history, as far as I know – moving to opportunity and in the process making new cities.     Go warm, wet, wealthy and West, young man   We move when we need to, and when there is temporary housing we can occupy, […]