And why local governments hate it
No one wants “California-style” housing prices. But the state’s policies are not unique.
State capacity is downstream of ideological commitments: When we have political consensus, we have state capacity, and when we don’t, we don’t.
Environmental laws are being used to justify oil drilling in Los Angeles, single-family zoning in Minneapolis, and the construction of the border wall.
Federal agencies’ assessments of banks’ stability leave a lot out, a former Treasury Department official explains.
Why should anyone need a license to braid hair?
People are leaving superstar blue cities and moving to red states.
Blaming the housing crisis on hedge funds and private equity may be easy, but it’s dead wrong.
Real estate should be treated as consumption, not investment.
A tantalizing new scientific breakthrough will mean little if we don’t build the infrastructure to support it.
And why everyone’s ignoring it
The push for fareless transit is downstream of a larger failure: American urban elected officials have struggled to improve government services, especially infrastructure development.
Supply skepticism and shortage denialism are pushing against the actual solution to the housing crisis: building enough homes.
American couples didn’t let pandemic isolation go to waste.
To speed up permitting for energy projects, we’ll need to rethink community input.
The demographic shift from cities to suburbs illuminates many stories: of families moving to opportunity, of inequality replicating itself when they get there, and of the people left behind.
Marc Andreessen says he’s all for more new housing, but public records tell a different story.
We treat pandemics as inevitable when we could commit to averting them.
Senate Democrats should take their cues from the House.
Younger buyers who sunk their savings into new homes have too much to lose.