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  • Land-Use Manifesto 20130

    • January 7, 2013

    Here is the second of my statements of principles for the New Year. 1. The Property-Rights Principle: Government should not regulate land uses except to prevent trespasses or nuisances. People should be allowed to use their land in any way they see fit provided their use does not harm others (such as through air, water, […]

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  • A Rental Crisis?0

    • January 4, 2013

    The Bipartisan Policy Center released an “infographic” arguing that there is an imminent shortage of rental housing. “Five to six million new renter households will form over the next ten years,” says the “graphic” (quotations used because it really isn’t that graphic), but a “slowdown in new construction . . . means rental market conditions […]

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  • How Many Tiny Houses Are in Houston?0

    • December 3, 2012

    San Francisco has approved the construction of tiny apartments as small as 150 square feet. Previous zoning required a minimum of at least 290 square feet. New York City is considering a similar measure. Tiny houses for sale in Petaluma, CA. Flickr photo by Nicolas Boulosa. Meanwhile, construction of 200-square-foot single-family homes is growing popular […]

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  • European Housing Disasters0

    • October 11, 2012

    Land-use planning has made British housing so expensive that more than half of all homeowners expect to have to downsize the next time they move while only 22 percent expect to upsize. Home prices in Britain and other European countries with lots of land-use regulation tend to bubble as much as prices in California and […]

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  • Land-Use Regulation & Income Inequality0

    • July 23, 2012

    Harvard economists have proven one of the major theses of American Nightmare, which is that land-use regulation is a major cause of growing income inequality in the United States. By restricting labor mobility, the economists say, such regulation has played a “central role” in income disparities. When measured on a state-by-state basis, American income inequality […]

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  • Land-Use Regulation & Income Inequality0

    • July 23, 2012

    Harvard economists have proven one of the major theses of American Nightmare, which is that land-use regulation is a major cause of growing income inequality in the United States. By restricting labor mobility, the economists say, such regulation has played a “central role” in income disparities. When measured on a state-by-state basis, American income inequality […]

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