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Sometimes a Nimby Is a Just a Nimby

That big apartment developer isn't the only selfish one.<p>We have, one hears a lot these days, a polarized nation. But there’s one thing almost all Americans can agree on: We don’t want that developer to put up a big apartment building down the street.<p>When such opposition is voiced in the suburbs, …

Urban Design

How City Hall Exacerbates the Entry-Level Housing Squeeze

Higher fees for construction permits could be to blame for a shortage of starter homes<p>The housing market has recovered, but sluggish entry-level construction is putting a squeeze on families that would like to buy their first home. A new report pins the blame on City Hall. The culprit: Impact fees …

Housing

The Billion Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com

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Venture Capital

There is no Uber economy, there is only Uber

Lots of names get tossed around for our new digital economy. The “gig economy.” The “sharing economy.” The “on-demand,” “platform,” “networked,” and “peer-to-peer” economies.<p>Nothing really fits.<p>But maybe we should just call it the the Uber economy.<p>After all, Uber alone could be responsible for half …

Economics

2016 Bay Area Council Poll - Bay Area Council

Bay Area Council Poll: The Pulse of the Bay<p>The Bay Area Council Poll is the only survey of its kind that provides a comprehensive and incisive look …

Economy is fine now, but optimism for future fading in Bay Area Council's poll - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Jody Meacham <br>– Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal<p>May 3, 2016, 5:18am PDT<b><br>Updated</b> May 3, 2016, 7:33am PDT<p>Even as a huge share of Bay Area …

Silicon Valley

The dividing line between haves and have-nots in home ownership: Education, not student debt

<b>Executive Summary</b>Many worry that student loans are a drag on the economy, particularly the housing market. Analyses from the Federal Reserve Bank of …

Home Ownership

Republican-Leaning Cities Are At Greater Risk Of Job Automation

More and more work activities and even entire jobs are at risk of being automated by algorithms, computers and robots, raising concerns that more and …

Los Angeles