Jonathan H. Todd

Finance, Investing, Economics

Category: New York

Rent Regulation and the Travails of the New York Real Estate Developer (And I Don’t Mean Donald Trump)

Rent regulation and restrictive building policies have long been two qualities of New York real estate. But if you eliminate one, you can eliminate both.

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Why Cities Are The Solution To The Populist Wave

Simon Kuper wrote an excellent commentary this weekend on why journalists need to get out of their city bubbles and talk to real citizens who represent more typical life experiences. As he notes, “Today, most remaining journalists live in metropolitan enclaves such as Brooklyn, north London and central Paris, and look like the elites they cover.” It’s difficult to understand how a voter in Iowa feels if you live/work/play all within two miles of Fort Greene.

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