Episode 7: The Deep State of Real Estate

The Indian real estate market is an unusual beast: there is as much politics in it as economics. Amit Varma and Vivek Kaul get together in episode 7 of Econ Central to dissect its innards. Also discussed: why Joe Biden is like Rahul Roy, and MCBC gaalis reflect a toxic mindset and should be abandoned by us.

Also check out:
1. The Mystery of Real Estate Prices — Episode 30 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vivek Kaul).
2. India’s Unreal Estate — Vivek Kaul for Newslaundry.
3. Why car sales are falling but not realty prices — Vivek Kaul.
4. Narendra Modi Takes a Great Leap Backwards — Amit Varma on DeMon.
5. Quid Pro Quo: Builders, Politicians, and Election Finance in India — Devesh Kapur & Milan Vasihnav.
6. Crime in Indian Politics — Episode 114 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Milan Vaishnav).
7. Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver — Urjit Patel.
8. The episodes of The Seen and the Unseen on Rent Control and FSI with Alex Tabarrok.
9. Twelve Dream Reforms — Episode 138 of The Seen and the Unseen (Shruti Rajagopalan, Rajeswari Sengupta & Vivek Kaul).
10. The Market for ‘Lemons’ — George Akerlof.
11. Rethinking Work, Home and Office — Ajay Shah.
12. Rahul Roy and the Voting Mechanics of Bigg Boss — Amit Varma.
13. Joe Biden’s Vice-Presidential Pick: Who’s in the Running? — Alexander Burns in the New York Times.
14. Aashiqui (1990) — Rahul Roy’s debut film.
15. Pyaar Ka Saaya — Produced by B Subhash and starring Rahul Roy.
16. That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen — Frédéric Bastiat.
17. The Law —  Frédéric Bastiat.
18. Conversation and Society — Episode 182 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Russ Roberts).
19. Economics in One Lesson — Henry Hazlitt.
20. Population Is Not a Problem, but Our Greatest Strength — Amit Varma.
21. The Hype Around the Stock Market — Episode 6 of Econ Central.
22. Max Roser’s Tweet on the decline in smoking rates.

Do check out Amit’s course, The Art of Clear Writing, as well as Vivek’s books, including Bad Money.