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Upzoning Bills: Free-market Policy or Government Coercion?
The Latest Housing Bills Have Been Mischaracterized as Something that “Forces” Growth onto the Suburbs.
Upzoning bills themselves are an act of deregulation because they allow homeowners to do more with their land.
Scott Beyer | January 8, 2020
Thanks to Crony Capitalism, Healthcare Competition Is Flatlining for Consumers
It’s time to end these crony practices and bring back some much-needed competition to the healthcare sector.
Ross Marchand | January 7, 2020
Don’t Bet Only on the Sun and the Wind
If we want to live in a new energy future, nuclear power and “carbon capture utilization and storage” are keys to the door.
William F. Shughart II | January 6, 2020
Chick-fil-A’s Awkward Adolescence
Will Chick-fil-A suffer the same rebuff that generally greets teenage would-be social climbers?
Mary Theroux | January 4, 2020
From the Russia Investigation to FBI Mass Surveillance, Government Snooping Is Out of Control
The best way to curb government malfeasance is by limiting the scope of warrants and surveillance in the first place.
Ross Marchand | January 3, 2020
Does Collegiate Athletic Excellence Promote Academic Excellence?
As budgets become tighter, athletic subsidies become less defensible.
Richard Vedder | January 2, 2020
What’s With All the Empty Condos?
Empty Luxury Units at the Top End of the Market Do Not Signal a Housing Glut.
Those units are just the housing version of unsold food sitting on a grocery shelf.
Scott Beyer | January 1, 2020
Decrying Income Inequality Is a Harmful Tactic That Will Make Us All Worse Off
Income equality is far from the best measure of progress or prosperity.
Edward P. Stringham | December 31, 2019
California Abolished Single-Family Zoning (And How Your State Can Too)
Accessory dwelling units are one of the cheapest, least politically fraught types of new housing, but they’ve faced local bans for decades.
Nick Zaiac | December 30, 2019
Economic Liberty Alleviates Poverty Better Than Any Government Program
This age of relatively free enterprise and global trade has resulted in an unprecedented reduction in poverty.
Adam B. Summers | December 28, 2019