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Red Tape and Rising Rents

Keeping housing affordable is one of the most important aspects of successful public policy.

housing matters
Governor Moonbeam Gets Smart

California’s famously idealistic governor has set his eyes (for once) on an eminently achievable and critically important goal.

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A Tax on Social Mobility

Municipal governments are jacking up building fees, making it increasingly expensive for the non-rich to buy homes.

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Another Reason to Beat Back Zoning Restrictions

It’s not just about housing affordability.

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Soaring Rents Are a Policy Choice

Getting rents under control should be a major priority for any reform-minded politician—left or right—who wants to prioritize fairness, growth, and political stability.

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High Rents Squeeze the Young

Getting housing policy right is one of the most important things a country can do for itself—and getting it right means making it work for young people.

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America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

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Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

Crude Economics

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

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