All posts tagged “land use

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The density delusion

Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox recently published a piece in the Orange County Register called, “California’s housing crisis and the density delusion.” I’m sure you can guess where this is going, even if you don’t follow the work of Joel Kotkin. But if you do,… Read More

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“I hate golf”

I am a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell, and not just because he’s Canadian and went to the University of Toronto (my alma mater), although those facts certainly don’t hurt. I’m late to his podcast, Revisionist History, so in case some of you are as… Read More

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The suburban Ponzi scheme

The following image is a geographic representation of Lafayette, Louisiana’s finances. It is from this excellent article by Charles Marohn. What this 3D map shows is the city’s revenues and expenses by land parcel. The green areas are where the city is making a profit… Read More