Archive: Scott Beyer
Scott Beyer is the owner of the Market Urbanism Report, a media company that advances free-market city policy. He is also an urban affairs journalist who writes regular columns for Forbes, Governing Magazine, HousingOnline.com, and Catalyst. Follow him on Twitter: @sbcrosscountry.
Are U.S. Cities Fiscally Insolvent?
Some Municipal Balance Sheets Raise Concerns, but Most Cities Are Okay.
Fiscal insolvency is a problem in specific cities, for specific reasons, and for which there are specific solutions, starting with pension reform.
America Has Used Cars. Why Not Used Housing?
Used Cars Are Cheap Because New Ones Get Produced at Great Volume. Housing Should (and Often Does) Work the Same Way.
The more new housing that’s built, the more “used housing” that is freed up to be rented or owned by low-income people.
But What About Traffic?
The Case for Road Pricing
Building more housing will inevitably cause more congestion. The answer is to price the space where the congestion occurs.
San Francisco’s Housing Crisis Is a Product of the Regulatory State
And it’s not just one regulation that makes the city expensive. It’s all of them.
San Francisco’s median home value is now at $1.3 million, and there’s a growing bipartisan consensus on how it got so expensive.