Category: Regulation

Mr. Punch and his regulatory slapstick: Part 3, No proprietary purpose

21 August, 2015 (10:00) | Banking, Cities, Community Reinvestment Act, de Blasio, Deposits, Federal supremacy, Housing, Lending, New York City, Pre-emption, Punch and Judy show, Regulation, US News | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw yesterday, after then-mayor Bloomberg vetoed the Responsible Banking Act, the City Council overrode his veto by a huge margin (46 to 5), and when they did, the members, such as City Councilor Albert Vann, were understandably triumphant: “The […]

Mr. Punch and his regulatory slapstick: Part 2, An improper measure of oversight

20 August, 2015 (10:00) | Banking, Cities, Community Reinvestment Act, de Blasio, Deposits, Federal supremacy, Housing, Lending, New York City, Pre-emption, Punch and Judy show, Regulation, US News | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith A combative fellow is Mr. Punch, fearless in the making of political sausages: Sources used in this post Crain’s New York Business (5 August 2015: buff blue font) Crain’s New York Business (10 August 2015) New York Times (August 11, 2015; siena font) Wall Street Journal […]

Mr. Punch and his regulatory slapstick: Part 1, Void in its entirety

19 August, 2015 (10:00) | Banking, Cities, Community Reinvestment Act, de Blasio, Deposits, Federal supremacy, Housing, Lending, New York City, Pre-emption, Punch and Judy show, Regulation, US News | No comments

By: David A. Smith Wherein we begin the show with as much merriment as possible. That’s the Way to Do it!  For Mr. Punch, a slapstick is for smacking people, the more the merrier, so when Mr. Punch is mayor of all the New Yorkers, then he will use the slapstick whenever he can, even […]

Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama

21 May, 2015 (10:00) | Boston, Cambridge, Cars, Cities, Commuting, Households, Housing, Infrastructure, Markets, Municipal, Parking, Regulation, Transit, Urban land use, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Over the sterile roads and the streets beyond – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) Our three-part journey into the etiquette, legality, and urban planning inherent in on-street parking of densely populated residential area, using as our seed an aren’t-people-piggy? oriented article in the […]

Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space

20 May, 2015 (10:00) | Boston, Cambridge, Cars, Cities, Commuting, Households, Housing, Infrastructure, Markets, Municipal, Parking, Regulation, Transit, Urban land use, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Out of the City Point streets, the musical shuttle, – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, so long as the personal vehicle is an affordable mode of transportation, people want them, but even though we value the convenience of our own car, […]