Don Boudreaux to the Washington Times:
LETTER TO EDITOR: Roads don’t need new taxes
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Upset that Virginians’ taxes were not recently raised to construct more roads, State Delegate Brian J. Moran, Alexandria and Fairfax Democrat, declares that “Government has an important role to play in strengthening our infrastructure, developing our [...]
I enjoyed this short video that compares Chicago’s Lincoln Square, where I have lived and Buffalo Grove, which is a suburb similar to where I grew up.
The video was produced by CEOs for Cities, a Chicago based organization that advocates for cities. Their website gives this description:
A new analysis shows that high [...]
This is a topic I want to cover more thoroughly, but for now I present a one hour documentary video on green buildings for you leisurely viewing.
I came across the snagfilms website from a recent Wall Street Journal article. Most of the documentary videos lean towards “progressive” tastes, but hopefully they’ll add [...]
A recent Wall Street Journal blog post refers to a website called Walk Score. Walk Score will let you know the walkability of a neighborhood based on the address you type in. The site also features ranking of cities and neighborhoods.
Here are the city rankings: 1. San Francisco, CA 2. New York, NY [...]
Cuba reforms turn to state land
Cuba is to put more state-controlled farm land into private hands, in a move to increase the island’s lagging food production.
Private farmers who do well will be able to increase their holdings by up to 99 acres (40 hectares) for a 10-year period that can be [...]
That is, he argues that private property should be subject to government planning restrictions if a developer building densely on its property creates a traffic burden on government roads.
Wooten points out that any solution to Atlanta’s traffic congestion has to focus on roads, not transit or land use. In a more interesting twist, [...]