Category: US News

Tragedy of the lords: Part 2, 7 out of 10 of the nation’s worst zip codes

30 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, California, CEQA, Development, Housing, Los Angeles, Markets, NIMBY, Proposition 13, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith You’ve started using your incompetence as a weapon I think I’ve underestimated you, Ned. I don’t know why it took me so long. You’ve started using your incompetence as a weapon. – Assistant District Attorney Lowenstein, Body Heat Yesterday’s criticism of Los Angeles’ epic failure of […]

Tragedy of the lords: Part 1, 47% of gross income for rent

29 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, California, CEQA, Development, Housing, Los Angeles, Markets, NIMBY, Proposition 13, US News, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith You better take me up on this quick. In another forty-five minutes I’m going to give up and walk away. – Ned Racine, Body Heat In about forty-five years I’m going to give up Take something for granted long enough, pile it with ever greater burdens, obstruct it with ever longer […]

When the house loses: Part 12, The butt end of Boston?

9 October, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] By: David A. Smith I got no chance of losing this time – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) Finally we have reached the end […]

When the house loses: Part 11, Twice as many problem gamblers

8 October, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 10 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.] By: David A. Smith I could pay you back with one good hand – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) One cannot indict casinos as societal ills […]

When the house loses: Part 10, Elderly day-care centers

7 October, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 9 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.] By: David A. Smith Put your gold money where your love is, baby – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) As we’ve seen in the many parts of this […]