Category: Theory

Ten years a blogger: Part 17, Holmes and housing solutions

27 January, 2016 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 16 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, and Part 15.] By: David A. Smith ‘You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” Ten […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 16, Holmes on housing finance

26 January, 2016 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 15 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, and Part 14.] By: David A. Smith “It is my business to know what other people don’t know.” Section 16. Sherlock […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 15, Holmes on housing capital

25 January, 2016 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from  Part 14 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, and Part 13.] By: David A. Smith “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Section 15. Sherlock […]

Housing policy’s original sin: Part 5, Surely die

23 September, 2015 (10:00) | Airbnb, Apartments, Berlin, Bertolt Brecht, Germany, Government, Homeownership, Housing, Markets, Merkel, Rent control, Rental, Theory, Urbanization, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith The preceding four parts have established that Berlin’s rent control, enacted in relative haste and with what seemed inn the plain words to be ultimately reasonable, will over the years following gradually tighten its grip even […]

Housing policy’s original sin: Part 4, Thou shalt

22 September, 2015 (10:00) | Airbnb, Apartments, Berlin, Bertolt Brecht, Germany, Government, Homeownership, Housing, Markets, Merkel, Rent control, Rental, Theory, Urbanization, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith So far in this post we have established that, if Berlin rent control follows the precedents (Cairo, Cambridge, London, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco), then: 1.     Regulations will blossom and propagate. 2.     Regulations will tighten. 3.     Caps (e.g. […]