Peter Linneman has some interesting theories about birth rates in China, which he strangely had no qualms about expressing out loud, to a room full of people with ears.
...real estate mogul [Sam Zell] was the keynote speaker at a real estate conference Wednesday, where his skepticism on the state of the commercial real estate market was overshadowed by protesters, racist comments and a disgruntled audience member. Zell was being interviewed by Peter Linneman, a principal at real estate consulting firm Linneman Associates and an emeritus professor at the Wharton School. The two were talking about the abolishment of the one-child law in China, agreeing that “nothing happened” after the law changed. Linneman twice implied that perhaps people don’t want to have sex with Chinese men. He said: “Look at Chinese men, that may be your explanation.” Zell replied that this was another issue entirely. “That’s too heavy for me,” he said.