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Diigo Bookmarks 07/19/2008 (p.m.)

  • Ryan Avent of “The Bellows” critiques Ed Glaeser’s piece for the New York Sun, which, according to The Bellows, is riddled with errors and is undermined by Glaeser’s own research. Glaeser’s neo-con thesis in the NY Sun article is that Houston is middle-class-friendlier and somehow more affordable due to its libertarian anti-regulationist stance, and that NYC is unaffordable because it’s regulated to the nines. It’s a very familiar argument in some circles, and it’s interesting to see Ryan take it apart quite deftly.

    tags: nyc, edward_glaeser, ryan_avent, urban_development, regulation, affordability

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