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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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by Pete Saunders In the Chicago regional housing market — and many other metro areas, familiar post-recession issues persist -- depressed prices, numerous foreclosures, and a razor-thin inventory.
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by Wendell Cox Canada is a nation of wide open spaces, yet it has high urban area densities recently driven higher by a redefinition of urban area criteria.
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by Joel Kotkin American greatness was long premised on the common assumption was that each generation would do better than previous one. That is being undermined for the emerging millennial generation.
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by Wendell Cox The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey measures middle-income housing affordability in 92 major housing markets...Read more
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By A. Barton Hinkle The smoke from the dumpster fire of the 2016 presidential election has obscured many important issues, not least of them economic mobility. The difficulty of climbing the economic ladder may be overstated, but it also could be reduced ...read more
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By Rick Harrison — Heavily subsidized renewables haven't aged well or performed well, but they've taken a bite out of tax payers' pockets. Harrison explores an approach to sustainable energy that is actually economically sustainable...
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By Wendell Cox — Rents have risen faster than incomes, but nothing compared to the increase in house prices. Clearly, house prices are too damn high. The huge increase in house prices between 1969 and 2015 is an anomaly that has become extreme.
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