by John S. Niles
Self-driving, automated cars are coming. There will be teething pains in many forms: some people will want highly automated vehicles while others will fear them.
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by Randal O'Toole
With little fanfare, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its fourth quarter 2016 ridership report last week. When ridership goes up, the group usually issues a big press release...
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by Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida
Even setting the dysfunction of our national government, the fact is that no top-down, one-size-fits-all set of policies can address the very different conditions that prevail among communities.
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by Joel Kotkin
California may never secede, or divide into different states, but it has effectively split into entities that could not be more different.
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By Rick Harrison
For the past four decades, technology has improved nearly all aspects of our life - except for the physical land development patterns of our cities.
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by Aaron M. Renn
Mariza Ruelas currently faces up to two years in jail in California for the crime of selling ceviche through a Facebook food group. Welcome to the mad world of American food regulation.
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by Wendell Cox
The proposed privately financed high-speed rail line from Houston to Dallas is projected to have a revenue shortfall of $21.5 billion in its first 40 years...
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by Wendell Cox
The intensity of traffic on Los Angeles freeways is astounding; noticeably worse than most other places in the country. With increasing urban density it is likely to worsen.
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