freedom

In "The Road to Serfdom," F.A. Hayek wrote, "Individual freedom cannot be reconciled with the supremacy of one single purpose to which the whole of society is permanently subordinated." Hayek was of course thinking about economic planning designed to govern society as a whole. Blog Post
Aug 15, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Forget for a minute what the answer to that question may be, and focus first on why the two ideas are associated with each other. As Dave Reid explains, it's no accident, but rather the result of a relentless marketing scheme by the auto industry.
Apr 29, 2012   Urban Milwaukee
While critiquing one of my blog posts, Prof. Randall Crane asked: "Is any parking regulation a net social burden or only 1.75 spaces per Jacksonville, Florida apartment?" This question in turn is an example of a broader question: how do we resolve an issue when we don’t know, and perhaps have no way of knowing, the ideal empirical answer? Blog Post
Oct 26, 2010   By Michael Lewyn
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Nov 16, 2009   By Todd Litman
Occasionally, someone familiar with my scholarship asks me: why do you care about walkability and sprawl and cities? Why is this cause more important to you than twenty other worthy causes you might be involved in? Blog Post
Nov 20, 2008   By Michael Lewyn