Category: Ownership

In a phrase, slow supply asphyxiation

27 December, 2016 (09:00) | Apartments, Boojum, Demand, Housing, Markets, Ownership, rentals, Speculation, Supply, US News, Zoning, zoning-by-taste-police |

  By: David A. Smith   When water doesn’t flow downhill, we may reliably infer the existence of a catchment even if we can’t see it.  When markets don’t respond to sustained economic pressure, we may reliably infer the existence of barriers.    A while back, I caught a Wall Street Journal squib (December 16, […]

Catechism of closure: Part 9, A place is only a place

15 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News | 1 comment

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]   By: David A. Smith   Now, in the ninth and ultimate part of this post, one short of the number of commandments, the parishioners have decamped from their occupancy/ vigil, the archdiocese has […]

Catechism of closure: Part 8, Until they find something permanent

14 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News |

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.]                                                                                                              By: David A. Smith   [Once again, sorry for slow posting – the Kuwait work proved intense for a further week. – Ed.]   “And I know dismal”   Economists are fond of quoting Thomas […]

Catechism of closure: Part 7, And then they locked the door

9 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]   Though it’s taken me six parts and several weeks to reach this point, we finally come to the Archdiocese’s recovery of its property that had been illegally occupied (though the occupiers and […]

Catechism of closure: Part 6, A priest but later was married

7 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]     As we saw in the last installment of this multi-part post, undertaken before my latest unexpected AHI jaunt, the parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church in Scituate had no legal case, […]