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The common claim that "high-rises kill streetlife" is often incorrect. Blog Post
Jan 23, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
One obstacle to laissez-faire capitalism is capitalists' ability to use government to favor one competitor over another; the history of American street design provides an example. Blog Post
Jan 8, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
One common argument against attempts to control sprawl near declining cities is that the problem is the fault of mismanaged city government. Blog Post
Dec 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
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. Blog Post
Dec 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Only nine regions experienced reduced traffic congestion between 1991 and 2011. What do they have in common? Blog Post
Dec 11, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
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. Blog Post
Dec 1, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Conservatives and liberals tend to define "racism" very differently. As a result, accusations of racism tend to be unsuccessful outside ideologically homogenous environments. Blog Post
Nov 18, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
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. Blog Post
Nov 4, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
A recent Mercatus Institute paper addresses the frequency of minimum density regulations, maximum parking requirements, and similar regulations. Blog Post
Oct 21, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Kansas City is losing families to suburbia because of its allegedly subpar schools. How can families be lured back to city schools?. Blog Post
Sep 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn