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Economic Utopia Inventions As Observed Phenomenon-Success, Failure, Persistence Through History From Dawn Of Mankind To Jesus To Thomas More To Pullman, Riverside And Eugenics, James T. Struck Jan 2013

Economic Utopia Inventions As Observed Phenomenon-Success, Failure, Persistence Through History From Dawn Of Mankind To Jesus To Thomas More To Pullman, Riverside And Eugenics, James T. Struck

James T Struck

Economic Utopia Inventions as Observed Phenomenon-Success, Failure, Persistence Through History From Dawn of Mankind to Jesus to Thomas More to Pullman, Riverside and Eugenics Economic Utopia inventions have been tried from humanity's beginning to today with failure and success. I walked along Cottage Grove Avenue to look at the remains of the Pullman Sleeping Car Company near 111th Street in Chicago; part of what remains of the important Pullman Sleeping Car Company are boarded up buildings, beautiful red towers, nice windows, Hotel Florence, much writing, and a Pullman Historical Foundation and Pullman Historical Site. An Economic utopia invention was ...


Form Follows Function: On The Interaction Between Real Estate Finance And Urban Spatial Structure, David S. Bieri Jan 2013

Form Follows Function: On The Interaction Between Real Estate Finance And Urban Spatial Structure, David S. Bieri

David S Bieri

The fundamental connection between the spatial development of cities and financial markets is a topic that has received little attention from either urbanists or economists. In this short piece, I argue that part of the post-crisis recovery is predicated on a multi-faceted understanding of the subtle causal linkages between financial flows and urban morphologies. Following a historical contextualization of my main argument, I speculate about the key channels through which the dialectical relationship between capital, its regimes of accumulation and its unequal spatial distribution affect the urban fabric. I identify two separate economic processes and historical developments that have co-defined ...