Category: Economics

National Links: Cold Seawater to Heat a City

Links from The Overhead Wire to news from around the country. This week: a Baltic city looks to cold seawater for its future heating needs; another urban freeway draws discussion about future alternatives; considering the commuting emissions of office buildings; and more.

Even mandating in-person work isn't working for many employers, according to Slate and the Washington Post. Photo by Raj Rana on Unsplash.

National Links: Declining Aging Economies

Links from The Overhead Wire to news from around the country. This week: why so many office workers are still staying at home, a political standoff over an Omaha bike lane and a discussion of America’s future climate havens.

Issue Climate Bonds, Inspired by War Bonds

Imagine U.S. citizens buying hundreds of billions of dollars of climate bonds for sustainable development and to build a sustainable economy, based on good-paying clean-energy jobs, while reducing our production of harmful greenhouse gasses.

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Local View: Arguments against proposed NLX train are ‘insincere’

Also, across the U.S. and around the world, the public and private sectors are investing billions in building and/or expanding passenger-train networks. Passenger trains are bringing their communities, especially transit-underserved communities, numerous benefits. These include the development of businesses in and around stations, which attracts and retains young professionals, many of whom prefer public transit to private automobiles. This all reduces regional economic disparities.

Even Guinea Pigs Think Rent Stabilization Makes Sense! Just Ask Them!

There’s been a lot of talk about guinea pigs and rent stabilization lately. In fact, the Minnesota Multi Housing Association recently sent me a picture of a guinea pig! They even hired someone to come to my house and give me a second picture of a guinea pig! It’s almost like the Minnesota Multi Housing […]