Monthly Archives: April 2013

Creative or Consumer Class? On inequality in urban growth

The media may thankfully be catching up with the dark economic underbelly of the mythos of urban prosperity, perhaps evidenced through a couple of articles based on a study by Jessie Handbury, an economist at Penn’s Wharton School. “[W]hen when high-skilled, … Continue reading

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My delay in posting anything

I promise, promise, promise I’m going to be better about posting. I’m recovering from our trip to the Lake County Commissioner’s Sale, where men, women, children, and sundry robots and non-corporeal lifeforms were pitted against each other to buy several … Continue reading

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The End of Sprawl?

I’m used to seeing demolitions in the inner city, whether of historic housing or, occasionally, of newer homes that were constructed at too high a cost to satisfy an economically-distressed market. But this article is interesting in that it involves … Continue reading

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Planned Demolition in La Porte

The NWI Times reports that a historic church in La Porte, Indiana is going to be demolished sometime this month. While we typically limit ourselves to Lake County, we begrudgingly concede that there is a world that exists outside Lake … Continue reading

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