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Red Tape and Rising Rents

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

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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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AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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