Wrong Way Nation - NYTimes.com2014/08/25 Krugman on why the rent is too damn high, and what to do about it: "Yes, Americans are moving to places like Texas, but, in a fundamental sense, they’re moving the wrong way, leaving local economies where their productivity is high for destinations where it’s lower. And the way to make the country richer is to encourage them to move back, by making housing in dense, high-wage metropolitan areas more affordable."
PATH Train Less Efficient Than Subways as Cars Cover Loss - Bloomberg2014/08/22 "A major difference between PATH and the New York subway system is that the trans-Hudson rail is regulated by the FRA while the Federal Transit Administration oversees the subway. The FRA imposes stricter safety standards and labor requirements, imposing higher costs, Port Authority officials said."
Joel Kotkin thinks you want to live in Houston. Here’s why you don’t. | Grist2014/08/19 "Kotkin derides urbanists as elitist. But it is he, not us, who lacks faith in the ability of average Americans to express their preferences. Americans have stated in surveys, and demonstrated by bidding up the price of walkable urban areas, that there are more people who want to live an urban lifestyle than our current land-use patterns can accommodate."