The Weekly Blip: Friday 21st April 2023
Housing, and, the best podcast I have listed to, perhaps ever.
In this week’s edition:
A solution to the Irish housing crisis?
Can GPT be as good as a human?
What Buffett thinks about bank risks.
A Simple and Elegant Response to Ireland’s Housing Crisis
Robert Tolan has taken a gap year - supported by Emergent Ventures - to tackle Ireland’s housing crisis. One of Robert’s key contentions is that housing is a regulatory issue because locals don’t have the incentive to build or let build.
Allow home owners to vote on whether their entire street can be redeveloped (e.g. add new houses/apartments).
If a supermajority (e.g. 66%) vote in favour, then redevelopment happens.
Homeowners benefit (because they own or can sell all or part of the redeveloped properties).
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