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In this policy brief, The COU Standard of Living Index, Wendell Cox provides cost of living estimates for new entrants to metropolitan markets, including prospective home buyers as well as renters.
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the disastrous flooding, Houston has come under extreme scrutiny. Much of the current debate starts from a firm misunderstanding of the region’s realities.
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — California’s political leaders, having ignored and even abetted our housing shortage, now pretend that they will “solve it.” Don’t bet on it
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Perhaps no generation has been more spoken for than millennials. In the mainstream press, they are almost universally portrayed as aspiring urbanistas, waiting to move into the nation’s dense and expensive core cities.
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by Zelda Bronstein The gradual decimation of local voice in planning has become accepted policy in Sacramento. The State Senate is now considering two dangerous bills, that together severely curtail democratic control of housing.
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox In this era of anti-Trump resistance, many progressives see California as a model of enlightenment. The Golden State’s post-2010 recovery has won plaudits in the progressive press but...
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by Joel Kotkin — It should be the obligation of older citizens to try to improve the prospects for their successors. But, here in California, we seem to have adopted an agenda designed to make things tougher...
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox Democratic “blue” state attitudes may dominate the national media, but they can’t yet tell people where to live, which is increasingly in "red" states.
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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 Randal O'Toole Here’s an incredibly stupid idea to deal with Portland’s housing affordability problems: Multnomah County proposes to build tiny houses in people’s backyard.
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by Wendell Cox The flight from the nation’s major metropolitan area core counties increased 60 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to just-released estimates from the US Census Bureau.
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- COU Standard of Living Index 2017 – 2nd Annual EditionNovember 27, 2017
- Hurricane Harvey WhitepaperOctober 1, 2017
- Suburbs & Exurbs Grab Nearly All Metropolitan GrowthDecember 12, 2017
- The Price of Texas Growth: Housing AffordabilityNovember 30, 2017
- Houston Housing Market 3rd Quarter 2017: Impact of Harvey Strongest in Resale MarketNovember 28, 2017
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