When families of means remove themselves from a community, they cause big negative externalities. We subsidized these actions in the twentieth century – let’s not make the same mistake again.
What neighborhoods should be responsible for housing the homeless? Should the neighborhoods that these folks are from be more responsible that others for bearing the weight of shelters?
Home ownership can have value – but it doesn’t make sense as an investment strategy. In most areas of life we’re willing to pay more for value, but when it comes to housing, we think we can make a good financial decision and get what we want at the same time.
Historic preservation privileges buildings over people. While it might sometimes make sense to protect a historic building at the expense of the local community, no one is served when we pretend the trade-off doesn’t exist.
What can we learn from Citi Bike data about expanding the system in an effective way?