Category: Prisoner’s Dilemma

The tenant of Venice: Part 2, You take my house

23 February, 2016 (10:00) | Airbnb, Amnesty, Apartments, Building Codes, Game Theory, Homeownership, Housing, Informality, Prisoner's Dilemma, Regulation, Rent control, US News, Venice, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] You take my house when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life When you do take the means whereby I live. – The Merchant of Venice In yesterday’s post, following a Los Angeles Times (January 2, 2016) article entirely […]

The tenant of Venice: Part 1, I crave the law

22 February, 2016 (10:00) | Airbnb, Amnesty, Apartments, Building Codes, Game Theory, Homeownership, Housing, Informality, Prisoner's Dilemma, Regulation, Rent control, Rental, US News, Venice, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That, in the course of justice, none of us Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy; And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy. – The Merchant of Venice In pickup basketball, you call your own fouls. […]

Failure to communicate: Part 13, Well, he gets it

25 November, 2015 (10:00) | Apartments, Cities, Connecticut, Development, Dormitories, Economic development, Government, Hamden, Housing, Municipalities, Nonprofits, North Haven, PILOTs, Prisoner's Dilemma, Quinnipiac, Real estate taxes, Universities, US News, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 12 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, and Part 11.] Captain: Well, he gets it. – Cool Hand Luke As I wrap up this long, long series on what has […]

Failure to communicate: Part 12, Or I can be one real mean

24 November, 2015 (10:00) | Apartments, Cities, Connecticut, Development, Dormitories, Economic development, Government, Hamden, Housing, Municipalities, Nonprofits, North Haven, PILOTs, Prisoner's Dilemma, Quinnipiac, Real estate taxes, Universities, US News, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [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.] Captain: Or I can be one real mean sum-bitch. – Cool Hand Luke As I established yesterday, relations between a town and […]

Failure to communicate: Part 11, I can be a good guy

23 November, 2015 (10:00) | Apartments, Cities, Connecticut, Development, Dormitories, Economic development, Government, Hamden, Housing, Municipalities, Nonprofits, North Haven, PILOTs, Prisoner's Dilemma, Quinnipiac, Real estate taxes, Universities, US News, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [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.] Captain: Now, I can be a good guy. – Cool Hand Luke Got it yet, Luke? As we saw yesterday, the tragedy (for Hamden) […]