Asn Ndiaye and Ollie Zhu on Municipal Insolvency, Looming Austerity 2020-05-28
COVID has nuked tax receipts, and cities are hurting; what patterns do we see in their budget crises, and what can we do to avoid a new regime of austerity?
On the Data for Progress housing paper and the Dem Prez Candidates, with Asn Ndiaye and Ollie Zhu 2019-06-27
Talking politics, both with the exciting new white paper with all the best policy proposals (including land value tax), and some fun discussion on the dem candidates' housing plans.
CASA Part II: The Drama, with Asn Ndiaye and Jordan Grimes 2019-02-28
We continue the CASA talk by talking about the infighting, the disappointments, and most importantly, the cartoonish villainry we've seen. Rants about the CAA, Realtors, ranking NIMBY cities into a hierarchy of awfulness, and picking apart why some YIMBYs can't figure out how to get onboard with tenants rights.
CASA Part I: The Facts, with Asn Ndiaye and Jordan Grimes 2019-02-21
The CASA Compact is the "grand bargain" that could transform housing and tenant protections throughout the Bay Area. But what are the details? We pick apart the ten pillars and anticipate some of what we'll see in Part II of this series: CASA, the Drama.
San Jose Housing and San Jose Budgets, with Asn Ndiaye 2018-05-17
San Jose is one of the few places in the Bay Area that has more housing than jobs. San Jose has a seriously gnarly budget situation. How are these two things related? Asn Ndiaye has plenty to say.
Talking the PPP Social Housing Paper with Asn Ndiaye 2018-04-12
We talk with Asn Ndiaye about what leftist housing policy means, analyze the PPP Social Housing policy paper that everybody's talking about, and find time to discuss the importance of real estate in Sex and the City.