Posts Tagged ‘NJ’

  • A Price Ceiling Has Unintended Consequences

    Do You Like Rent Control?

    Nov 30, 12 • 1057 Views • No Comments

    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? The residents of...  [read more]

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    Hurricane Sandy Stories

    Nov 6, 12 • 380 Views • No Comments

    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 for business....  [read more]

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    Why Does New Jersey Give More Than It Gets?

    Jun 4, 12 • 239 Views • No Comments

    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 FY (fiscal year) 2004, New Jersey’s getting to...  [read more]