Category: New York City

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 8, Feeling and history

29 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith “All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” ― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 7, Reasoning and choices

28 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from last week’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith Technical difficulties addressed Technical difficulties interrupted the completion of this; apologies for the interruption.  Thanks for your patience.   – Ed. Who cares whether my argument is solidly rooted? Stubborn and ardent […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 6, Protest and reasoning

21 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions. Booth Tarkington After having opened this post last week by giving air time to those who oppose Union Theological Seminary’s selling its air rights to fund […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 5, Serendipity and protest

20 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | 1 comment

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith My psychiatrist told me I was crazy, and I said, “I want a second opinion.” He said, “Okay, you’re ugly too.” Rodney Dangerfield As we saw yesterday, the finances of Union Theological Seminary, like that of […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 4, Sustainability and serendipity

19 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith By the end of Friday’s post, we had heard the precis of Union Theological Seminary’s glowing strategic plan to move itself from a mid-twentieth-century vision of a theological seminary into a twenty-first century campus of moral learning (always […]