Randal O’Toole is a Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth, public land, and transportation issues.
No matter how often urban planners chant, “grow up, not out,” the fact is that no urban area in the nation has ever made housing more affordable by increasing its density.
A giant minimum wage hike, quasi-price controls, and "inclusionary" zoning laws all seem designed to violate basic economics.
A popular claim says that a gallon of gas creates $2.28 in external costs on society.
Across the country, rail projects are late, over-budget, and under-used — and cuts to buses that people actually use are paying for it.
Here's what is really going on with the "militia" ranchers in Oregon.
Some government agencies just want to watch the world burn. Some just want to shake down the taxpayers.
Subsidies, rent control, zoning, and land-use regulations are ruining American cities.
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