Posts Tagged ‘land use’


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Bullet Train Railroads Property Rights, Taxpayers


Wednesday August 10th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:35am PDT   •   1 Comment

As we noted, in Blazing Saddles the devious Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) plots to build a railroad and has his eye on the land he needs. “Unfortunately,” he laments, “there is one thing standing between me and that property – the rightful owners.” As Ralph Vartebarian notes in the Los Angeles Times, California’s bullet…
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Housing Regulation, Taxation and Population Growth


Wednesday December 29th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:57am PST   •   0 Comments

In a great post over at Economix, Ed Glaeser makes the point that the absence of disastrous housing regulation explains why states like Arizona and Texas have the highest growth rates in population. “The future shape of America is being driven not by quality of life or economic success but by the obscure rules…
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