Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Urban Economics Potpourri

Tim Harford's recent article on Slate.com, The Renter's Manifesto: Why home ownership causes unemployment, is probably the most interesting thing I've read in the past few weeks. For an urban economist, it's got it all: globalization, economic restructuring, the importance of proximity in the face of technological advance, urban migration patters, and a quirky little theory about the economics of cities.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

A Wall Street Journal article from a few weeks ago also touches on the problems facing home owners and why renting may be a better options.

Why Your Home Isn't the Investment You Think It Is