Demand

Blog post
May 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
One argument against new housing is that it creates demand for housing, thus increasing housing prices.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 27, 2015, 5am PDT
Rebutting arguments against the law of supply and demand.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 10, 2015, 2pm PST
Some progressives deny that the law of supply and demand applies to housing.
Michael Lewyn
October 14, 2013, 2pm PDT
By "protecting" San Francisco's physical character through down-zoning and NIMBY activism, the city has transformed its social character, as families, young adults, and others flee the city to find cheaper rents. A regional solution is required.
The Atlantic Cities
January 11, 2011, 1pm PST
In a review of the new bike sharing program in London, <em>The Economist</em> raises the question of whether the city wrongly predicted the existing demand for the service.
The Economist
August 18, 2010, 12pm PDT
This piece from <em>The Freeman</em> looks at the debate over sprawl and whether free market economics encourage it or offer a solution.
The Freeman
June 3, 2010, 7am PDT
San Francisco's transportation agency has proposed the installation of parking meters in a handful of neighborhoods that dynamically change their prices according to the time of day and the related demand.
San Francisco Examiner
May 5, 2010, 12pm PDT
Jane Jacobs is probably the most well-regarded writer on urban issues in American history. But, as economist Edward L. Glaeser argues, her stance on urban density is a little bit off-target.
The New York Times
September 15, 2008, 6am PDT
This article from <em>Next American City</em> looks at rising ridership on Amtrak and how the train operator is not quite ready to handle it.
Next American City