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Private-Sector Urban Renewal

(April 10, 2012 12:13 PM, by Arnold Kling) from Ikea. The Globe and Mail reports Where once they placed a couch in a living room, the Swedes now want to place you and 6,000 neighbours into a neglected corner of your city, design an entire urban world around... (0 COMMENTS)
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The Sector with the Sticky-Wage Problem

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (2 years ago)

(June 16, 2012 09:17 AM, by Arnold Kling) As Josh Barro points out, it is the public sector. San Jose spends $142,000 per FTE on wages and benefits, up 85 percent from 10 years ago. As a result, the city shed 28 percent of its workf... Read Post

My Tax Dollars at Work

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (4 years ago)

(February 9, 2011 01:33 PM, by Arnold Kling) Crime in the work place is a problem, whether it takes place in the public sector or the private sector. But one advantage of having goods and services provided by private firms rather th... Read Post

These Neighborhoods Squeeze Onto Empty Rooftops And Parking Lots To Help Solve London's Housing Crisis

Business & Finance : Fast Company (2 hours ago)

When a city runs out of space, why not start building communities in neglected places? As London struggles to build affordable new housing for a quickly growing population, one designer has a suggestion: New communities could sprout... Read Post


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