Category: Regulation

Leadership principles from Boom Beach

27 November, 2017 (09:00) | Boom Beach, Cities, Games, Incentives, leadership, Management, Milennials, multi-player games, Regulation, teams, Theory | No comments

  By: David A. Smith   I’m the leader of a 25-player global task force, and even though I theoretically have dictatorial powers, in fact to succeed I need to be a good manager – especially of Millennials.   Average age probably 20; average gender male!   Now that we are all hypnotized by our […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 10, “Should be the top priority as it relates to tech”

25 October, 2017 (09:00) | California, Demographics, Economics, Elections, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Local issues, NIMBY, Regulation, US News, Zoning | No comments

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.]   If, as we’ve established, the housing element has got to go so that Proposition 13 can be likewise repealed or routed around, the new tool […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 9, “Generational tide of anger”

23 October, 2017 (09:00) | California, Demographics, Economics, Elections, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Local issues, NIMBY, Regulation, US News, Zoning | No comments

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]   As you are reading this post, and presuming that you got here having read the preceding eight parts, you know that California’s housing policy, whose foundation is […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 8, “Then they say they’ve done something”

18 October, 2017 (09:00) | California, Demographics, Economics, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Local issues, NIMBY, Regulation, US News, Zoning | No comments

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.]   In the blissfully short last part of this post, we saw that the housing element can be either flouted or gamed, and either way, there are absolutely no adverse […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 7, “No intention of facing up”

16 October, 2017 (09:00) | California, Demographics, Economics, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Local issues, NIMBY, Regulation, US News, Zoning |

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]   Though this post on the completely bollixed California housing strategy has taken an absurdly long interval, both in words and even more in temporal elapse, at least we are getting somewhere.  […]