Stories about Economy

The big debate for governor was an embarrassing bust

None of the candidates talked about the crucial economic, growth, and urban issues. None of the journalists forced them to.

Author Amanda Huron on housing and the power of urban ‘commoning’

New book explores DC's equity housing cooperatives—and may offers some lessons for SF.

SF needs a mayor who will tax, spend, and regulate

With all the challenges facing the city, the next mayor has to be willing to challenge the corporate, growth, and tech agendas

Wiener’s real estate bill gets first Senate hearing

Plus: Scooters on the sidewalks and justice for Luis Gongora Pat ... that's The Agenda for April 16-22

The myth of long-term housing “underproduction”

Has California—and SF—failed to build housing for the past 50 years? The data show otherwise

Arts Forecast: Walking the Irish border, making epic poetry

CounterPulse Fest's 'aon mhac tíre.' Plus: Granny Cart Gangstas, Sister Spit, Caminos Flamencos, 'American Optimism,' 'Latin Standards,' more

The flaws in Stanford’s anti-rent-control study

Two economists argue that rent control raises housing costs -- but that assumes we allow speculators to evict tenants

Yimbyism and the cruel irony of metropolitan history

To reckon with the current housing crisis, we must inquire into our country’s metropolitan history.

Progressive debate offers a bit of candidate clarity

Suddenly, everyone's against the Wiener housing bill. Plus: Leno gets quizzed on his dubious endorsements, Kim calls for $1 billion bond at for housing and Alioto loses all possible left credibility

Perhaps, a real mayoral debate

Plus: the problem with the new ethics legislation and affordable housing in the Mission. That's The Agenda for Feb. 11-18