Tag Archives: American History

A Nation Of Gamblers: Real Estate Speculation And American History

Here’s Ed Glaser on real estate speculation in American History: The great housing convulsion that buffeted America between 2000 and 2010 has historical precedents, from the frontier land boom of the 1790s to the skyscraper craze of the 1920s. But this … Continue reading

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Railroaded & The Effectiveness of Historical Government Infrastructure Investments

A historian recently recommended this book to me – it takes a pretty critical view of subsidies for infrastructure historically and sounds like a good book.

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What I’m Reading

Michael Lind’s Land of Promise, which David Leonhardt reviewed here.  

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