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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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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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