Housing and Economics

Keith McBride on August 07, 2017 in Macroeconomics

In Strong Towns today, Chuck Marohn gives some insight into what’s going on in California’s housing market. (By the way, if you’re interested in local government policy, I highly recommend spending some time on the Strong Towns website.  It’s a fantastic resource, and has some fascinating information and ideas.) This is…


As If We Needed One More Voice Feeding the Fallacy.

Keith McBride on July 28, 2014 in Macroeconomics, Practicing Ec. Dev.

I am a big fan of Aaron Renn.  I’ve been a subscriber to his Urbanophile blog for about 3 years.  When it comes to urban planning innovations, smart and sustainable urban land-use, and cityscape design, he’s brilliant. But this article, published in Governing, is such a disappointment. The theme of the…


American Manufacturing

Keith McBride on June 27, 2013 in Macroeconomics

(Photo Credit: Curt Carnemark / World Bank)   Interesting article in Forbes by economist Bill Conerly about the future of American manufacturing.  You can read it here.  Lots to take away from this.  Among other conclusions that Mr. Conerly draws, I noted two interesting points: First, he argues that American manufacturing…