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The Federal Government in a Segregated Society: Public Employment Exchanges and Housing Programmes

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King examines how interventions of the American federal government—namely, the United States Employment Service (USES), federal mortgage assistance, and public housing programmes—mirrored the ... More


Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Land supply, property values, and housing provision are inextricably linked with the city’s economic growth and questions of economic ... More


Economic and Social Consequences of Public Housing Policies

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The most important issue in designing public housing policy is to have a functioning market that allows households to choose housing tenure, between tenancy and homeownership. This is especially ... More


Why Speculation Is Not a Bad Thing

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

There was no compelling reason to believe the market was failing or that government intervention to curb speculation was warranted. Speculative activities improve economic efficiency. A better ... More


Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: Land, People, and Growth

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Reforming public sector housing will go a long way towards reviving the natural ebb and flow of life of half the city’s population. It will make inhabitants freer and less frustrated, encourage ... More


Time to Count the Social Cost of Uniting a People Divided

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 1 highlights the main argument of the book: solutions to control the inflow people will eventually corrode the foundations of our free economy and open society. They will also be futile, ... More


Landlord-Tenant Relations

Ida Susser

in Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367317
eISBN:
9780199951192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter identifies three types of landlords in Greenpoint–Williamsburg and relates each to different political and economic consequences for the neighborhood. Absentee landlords tend to be ... More


Introduction

IAN LOVELAND

in Housing Homeless Persons: Administrative Law and the Administrative Process

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258766
eISBN:
9780191681868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258766.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present a ‘contextual’ study of the implementation of Britain's homelessness legislation, legislation which was initially ... More


Debt and Recovery: New Deal Housing Policy and the Making of National Mortgage Markets

Louis Hyman

in Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the New Deal housing policy and the making of national mortgage markets. Though Franklin Roosevelt was sympathetic to housing the poor, his policies aimed, primarily, to grow ... More


Reconstructing modernity: Space, power and governance in mid-twentieth century British cities

James Greenhalgh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526114143
eISBN:
9781526136060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114143.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Reconstructing modernity assesses the character of approaches to rebuilding British cities during the decades after the Second World War. It explores the strategies of spatial governance that sought ... More


Bronx Beginnings

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is Allen Jones's story, and it is also the story of thousands of young men and women who grew up in that particular time and place, many of whom were not lucky enough to be pulled away from ... More


Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Domestic Fortress offers a critical analysis of the contemporary home and its close relationship to fear and security. It considers the important connection between the private home, political life ... More


Why Is Housing So Expensive?

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

According to the traditional point of view, demand for residential flats outstrips land supply because of high housing prices. Another viewpoint claims that housing prices soar because of an array of ... More


Has This Happened Before?

Matthew P. Drennan

in Income Inequality: Why It Matters and Why Most Economists Didn't Notice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300209587
eISBN:
9780300216349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209587.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Has rising income inequality or rising household debt or a housing price bubble played a role in serious economic decline in the past? Did a rising average propensity to consume, and thus a falling ... More


Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an economic history of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). The HOLC was government corporation created under the New Deal to refinance home mortgage loans in danger of foreclosure, ... More


Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

When discussing inequality and poverty in Hong Kong, scholars and politicians often focus on the failures of government policy and push for an increase in social welfare. Richard Wong argues in ... More


Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Leo F. Goodstadt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hong Kong is among the richest cities in the world. Yet over the past 15 years, living conditions for the average family have deteriorated despite a robust economy, ample budget surpluses and record ... More


Making the FILP Budget

Maurice Wright

in Japan's Fiscal Crisis: The Ministry of Finance and the Politics of Public Spending, 1975-2000

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250530
eISBN:
9780191697937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250530.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The community of organizations whose members contributed to the processes of making and carrying out the Fiscal Investment Loan Programme (FILP) Budget in Japan was extensive. Its membership, drawn ... More


Financial Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?

Michael Haliassos (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018296
eISBN:
9780262305495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018296.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This collective volume is about financial innovation, its history, and its potential to cause or to prevent financial crises. In assigning blame for the recent economic crisis, many have pointed to ... More


Finding $3.336 Trillion in Housing Capital

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

If the restriction on selling TPS and HOS units on the open market were removed or the unpaid land premiums substantially lowered, then an active market would appear. They would then become an ... More


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