Archive: Scott Beyer

Scott Beyer is a Catalyst Columnist Fellow on a 1.5-year research project through the Global South for Catalyst’s Market Urbanism Around the World series. He is the owner of 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: @marketurbanist.
Full Biography and Publications
Should the Federal Government Launch “Rural 5G?”
Rural broadband programs are viewed as an essential investment. But they subsidize an unsustainable lifestyle
Scott Beyer | August 19, 2021
Can Tolls Really Fund Road and Infrastructure Expansion?
Tolls can be a better solution for financing roads and taking liabilities off taxpayers.
Scott Beyer | August 12, 2021
The Problem with a Federal Infrastructure Bill
Bipartisan enthusiasm in Congress for more infrastructure spending ignores the economic and political fundamentals.
Scott Beyer | August 10, 2021
Freight Modernization Trends Accommodate Rail’s Growth
Innovations in train safety, power, and scheduling keep freight rail relevant—and face labor and political opposition
Scott Beyer | July 30, 2021
Hyperloop’s Potential for Revolutionizing Freight
Hyperloop developers are promising to make freight transport faster. Do the economics work?
Scott Beyer | July 23, 2021
Why Aren’t West Coast Ports Booming?
Gulf and East Coast labor and economic policies drive port activity up to West Coast levels
Scott Beyer | July 15, 2021
The Next Sharing Economy: Extended-stay Lodging
Long-term leases don’t make sense for certain renters. But neither do short-term rentals. Will the market be allowed to fill the need in-between?
Scott Beyer | July 8, 2021
Is America’s Housing Market Headed For Another Crash?
Home prices are soaring despite a tepid economy. Is this a warning sign?
Scott Beyer | July 1, 2021
How Capitalism (Not Regulation) Helps E-Commerce
3 e-commerce companies are a case study in how government laws and systems can make or break an industry
Scott Beyer | June 26, 2021
Is Texas the U.S. Capital of Logistics?
Free trade, a business-friendly climate, and urban agglomeration allows freight to thrive in Texas
Scott Beyer | June 18, 2021
Will Texas Get a Fifth Large Metro?
Texas’ “Big 4” metro areas—Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio—have all exploded with growth. Will a 5th sleeper one emerge?
Scott Beyer | June 10, 2021
How 3D Laser Scanning Cuts Construction Costs
The San Antonio company Reckon Point uses robots to scan building interiors. It joins a crowded field of competitors making inroads with laser technology
Scott Beyer | June 4, 2021