Lower taxes and debt, increased revenue for the city, and a much better use of space in already dense environments: Selling air rights and encouraging upward growth seem like no-brainers, but NIMBY resistance and philosophical barriers remain.
October 30, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Noah Davis talks to Wait But Why writer Tim Urban about the newsletter concept, the research process, and escaping “money-flushing toilet” status.
October 30, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Will a lack of affordable housing hinder the growth of creative start-ups?
October 29, 2014 • 2:23 PM • Share
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October 28, 2014 • 2:00 AM • Share
Computational complexity could offer new insight into old ideas in biology and, yes, even the dismal science.
October 27, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
You might have fantasized before about making big money and living large in a place where costs are low, but what happens when things work the other way around?
October 27, 2014 • 2:00 AM • Share
Baker Mitchell is a politically connected North Carolina businessman who celebrates the power of the free market. Every year, millions of public education dollars flow through Mitchell’s chain of four non-profit charter schools to for-profit companies he controls.
October 22, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
U.S. technology giants have constructed international offices in Dublin in order to take advantage of favorable tax policies that are now changing. But Ireland might have enough other draws to keep them there even when costs climb.
October 22, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
Don’t judge a metro or a nation-state by its population numbers.
October 21, 2014 • 2:00 AM • Share
Cognitive dissonance and clinging to paradigms even in the face of accumulated anomalous facts.
October 16, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Why shouldn’t distant locales tied to jobs in the urban core count in a housing expenditure study?
October 16, 2014 • 2:00 AM • Share
U.S. Department of Labor investigations have uncovered hundreds of cases in which oil and gas workers, many involved in dangerous jobs, are being cheated of earnings.
October 9, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
USA Discounters, pledging to change how it pursues military debtors, will now be known as USA Living.
October 8, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
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