In China, Home Buyers Who Went All In Say They Want Out

As the land under all these homes is owned by the Chinese national government, just imagine how bad it would be if the financial bubble included those speculative values!

About James Cusick

James Cusick is an interdisciplinary applied researcher specializing in Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, History of Science, and Political Economy. Currently James is Senior Director IT Strategy and Operations & Distinguished Engineer with a global information services firm…

European coronavirus update and its implications

I have been watching the third wave make its way across Europe and reading the European press to get a sense of how bad it is. And it definitely looks like another lost quarter for Europe.

To Plug Budget Hole, San Francisco Should Look to the Past

Although its economy and therefore budget situation have brightened faster than expected since the worst of the Covid 19 pandemic, and the new American Rescue Act will actually wipe out most of its short-term deficit, like most American states and cities, San Francisco’s fiscal challenges are far from over.

Smart Talk with Charles Marohn: Rethinking How We Build Our Cities