Nimbys point to empty condos as a sign that enough housing is getting built. But the market is more complex than that.
Price gouging spurs production, prevents hoarding and encourages conservation.
The theory ignores existing real estate data and the potential for change within the sector.
7 reasons why the policy comes with unintended consequences and moral hazards.
The more cities grow, the more productive and prosperous they become.
Foreign investment should be viewed as another form of housing demand in cities - and not a bad one.
As with the car market, the creation of new housing means used housing can filter down, to be bought or rented by lower income groups.
An interview with Liz Farmer of Governing Magazine, and Steven Greenhut of the R Street Institute.
The latter strategy will be useless, even counter-productive, if not mixed with the former strategy.
The challenges of practicing social cooperation amid scarcity, diversity, and imperfect knowledge.
If I could figure out SimCity at age ten, why is it incomprehensible to so many adults?
Given the severe housing shortage, Mayor De Blasio feels the need to preserve rent control.
Cities that mix rich and poor provide a better quality of life for everyone than cities that are merely poor.
The notion that cities can't grow affordable with more construction has become a toxic bit of misinformation.
Does increasing the supply of something create demand for it? This is the premise of the “induced demand” theory.
If new construction increased home prices, then why are rents also going up in the L.A. neighborhoods that don't build?
To accomodate more people, the city builds more housing.
According to our analysis, expensive housing helps not only the little guy but every other income group.
Experts are divided on whether the bill will increase or decrease prices. But they expect the latter for hot coastal markets.
A distorted, failing housing market has led to speculation about a failing overall system.
Why is one considered a national crisis, and the other tolerated as par for the course?