Your Ordinary World for 3Jan19 with links to stories on history, religion, housing, and lawns.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ end of week tradition of bringing you links from across the web and around the world, this week with NIMBY This, YIMBY That, ft stories on housing, zoning, urban living, cities, communities, and gentrification.
Plenty of discussion has centered around the California housing situation, especially the prices and lack of availability in the bay area since the tech explosion brought enormous wealth to one of America’s most unique cities, San Francisco. “Demolishing the California Dream: How San Francisco Planned Its Own Housing Crisis” by Hunter Oatman-Stanford is a detailed examination of the history of that great city, and how it came to be the go-to example of the modern housing debate.
Let’s tax the rich and their million-dollar mansions.
This week: Housing, Dogs, Religion, Food, and Transportation!
This Week: Home, School, Work, Hospital, and Outdoors!
This Week: Sports, Transportation, Family, Housing, and Labor!
This week: War, Espionage, Technology, Housing, and Transportation!
This Week: Immigration, Housing, Space, Healthcare, and Sex Crimes.
The high cost of housing, and related issues. Also, today is Procrastinators’ Tax Day, so make sure you get that in.
This week: Texas, Games, Transportation, Science, and Housing!
You gotta live somewhere. Why not in a giant kettle?
People got to live some place, so why not an octagon?
It’s not exactly a light carbon footprint if you rely upon the existence of stores full of goods and services to be available whenever you need them.
For about 36 hours this week, it looked like we were relocating to Alaska. This week: Home, School, Work, Earth, and Space.
Housing, Law, Work, Brainwork, and Art!
HFPEPH Housing, Family, Pets, Education, Psychology, Health
This Week: Crime, Business, Energy, Space, Nature, and Housing!
The fact that I’m on 200 means that I have been doing this for almost four years? Wow.
Cities and human habitats of all sorts.
Education, Innovative Housing, Europe, Technology, Energy, and Space!
This week! Education, Labor, Space, Housing, Dating, and Creatures!
It’s been fun.
This week! Education, Labor, Medical School, Housing, Immigration, and Asia!
This Week: Russia, Media, Housing, Resources, Gender, and History!
What are the solutions to NIMBYism? Some ideas….
This week! Crime, Commerce, Education, Gender, Housing, and World!
This Week! Crime, Daesh, Politics, Government, Housing, and Society! (Also, Happy Holidays)
This is not the most original post idea I’ve ever had, but this post by Matt Yglesias got me thinking, and I decided to just write it all down. The basic argument is about the US Postal Service. This comes up all the time, as they go more and more broke, and I actually used…
By Wardsmith Are HOA’s a good metaphor for government? In the much-commented OP by Dr. Hanley, interlocutor M.A. brought up Home Owner Associations (HOA’s), most specifically as a foil against the concept that Libertarians (being pro-liberty after all) should be strongly against them. This led to much back and forth on numerous levels and sub-threads…
Here are a couple of interesting (and troubling) posts about what aging boomers are up to. First, the LA Times reports that, as predicted, the nation’s 77 million boomers are beginning to dump their stocks as they prepare for long retirements. Just as the economy rose during the boomers’ productive years, experts are predicting a…
A few months ago, I recommended Jason Kuznicki’s excellent article on America’s history of state-sanctioned racial discrimination. In it, Kuznicki discusses the relationship between government regulations and social prejudice (emphasis mine): In a mobile and egalitarian commercial republic influenced by Christianity, practicing racism ought to be difficult. It becomes much easier, however, when there are…