Do You Like Rent Control?

Asked if it makes sense to mandate lower rents for some apartments in large cities, many of us say yes. Lower rents facilitate diversity and they enable middle income municipal workers to live close to home. Affordability is good. Yes?…

Hurricane Sandy Stories

Just some notes today about close-to-home Hurricane Sandy economics. Trees: Walking down my NJ street, I stopped to talk with 2 gentleman in a truck from Gainesville, Florida. They said they did tree work and had driven the 1000 miles to look…

Why Does New Jersey Give More Than It Gets?

I never knew that my home state, New Jersey, might be at the top of the list that gives and at the bottom of the list that gets federal dollars. Receiving 55 cents for every dollar we paid in taxes, for…