Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
A recent set of articles in the Economist argued that the continued spread of suburbia was inevitable and perhaps desirable. But the article's arguments are not always applicable to North America.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:00am PST
Only nine regions experienced reduced traffic congestion between 1991 and 2011. What do they have in common?
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5:00am PST
This post critiques a common argument against federal support for public transit: that transit gets 20 percent of transportation spending yet has a much lower market share.
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:00am PST
Conservatives and liberals tend to define "racism" very differently. As a result, accusations of racism tend to be unsuccessful outside ideologically homogenous environments.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm PST
In one Texas case, homeowners are suing a new apartment building for nuisance. If such suits become common, infill development will become less common, causing higher rents and more citywide vehicle traffic.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:22pm PST
A recent Mercatus Institute paper addresses the frequency of minimum density regulations, maximum parking requirements, and similar regulations.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:00pm PDT
Kansas City is losing families to suburbia because of its allegedly subpar schools. How can families be lured back to city schools?.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 8:00am PDT
Even if new housing is expensive, it can reduce overall housing prices by causing existing units to become more affordable.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 5:00am PDT
Many Americans believe children should not be free to walk alone, because of crime and traffic. But children constantly driven around by their parents or locked away at home are also subject to significant risks.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:00am PDT
Classical liberal commentator F.A. Hayek argued that monomaniacal government planning would eventually lead to limits on individual freedom—and government hostility to pedestrians may be an example of this.
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 6:00am PDT