Libertarian

Blog post
August 4, 2016, 5am PDT
Criticizes the idea that suburbanization has made Americans more libertarian.
Michael Lewyn
June 4, 2012, 6am PDT
According to James A. Bacon, "Smart growth is too important to leave to liberals." In a new essay, he argues that "Conservatives must articulate their own vision for creating prosperous, livable and fiscally sustainable communities."
Bacon's Rebellion
October 26, 2009, 11am PDT
"Cash for Clunkers" was upside-down and wrong-headed, rewarding bad behavior rather than punishing it, says Libertarian Richard A. Epstein.
Forbes
June 3, 2009, 10am PDT
Ryan Avent at Streetsblog calls Randal O'Toole's anti-transit arguments "transparently foolish."
Streetsblog
October 19, 2008, 1pm PDT
Bill Fulton thinks so, calling them to task for speaking out against density in Orange County when, he says, the market demand is evident.
California Planning & Development Report
Blog post
November 18, 2007, 7pm PST

Last year California was one of the states targeted by libertarians in the post-Kelo environment for an initiative that, if successful, would essentially outlaw takings. The country is still at near-fever pitch about eminent domain, but the really scary aspect of the legislation (modeled on Oregon's Prop 37) was that it would have virtually tied local governments' hands with regard to regulatory takings as well. In California Proposition 90 failed to pass after the New York developer who was financing the campaign stopped funding it. However, the Yes campaign had created some strange bedfellows, with poor African-Americans in particular advocating Yes votes as a way to end the destruction of their neighborhoods through badly managed redevelopment initiatives.

Lisa Feldstein