Joel Kotkin: The Coming of NeoFeudalism

The Power Hungry Podcast | 11 August 2020 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Joel Kotkin about his book The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class. Discusses the rise of the technocratic elite, the importance of homeownership, suburbs in the time of covid-19, California’s regressive energy policies, and what he calls “the betrayal of the middle and working-class” by policymakers.

Katherine Levine Einstein on Neighborhood Defenders

EconTalk | 14 December 2020 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Katherine Levine Einstein about her book Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis. Focuses on the ability of local residents to use the zoning and permit process to prevent development of housing or to reduce the amount of housing that can be built, which lifts house prices.

While presented as a discussion about American housing it applies just as much to New Zealand and other countries where planning processes throttle supply.

All The Single Ladies…Are Losing In The Housing Market

The Indicator from Planet Money | 7 January 2020 | 0h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kelly Shue about Yale School of Management research which finds that single women buy houses high and sell low compared to their male counterparts.