Tag Archives: zoning laws

Against free markets

The term that is. There seem to be few usages that are a greater barrier to clear thought and debate than free markets. Whether used as a term of sneering abuse to create straw-person arguments or as a slogan of the right and proper, it is ready-made to close minds and abstract away from the issues […]

Real Estate and positional goods

Most of our regulars will be familiar with acute commenter Lorenzo’s short essays and book reviews on medieval history and culture, but today I’d like to draw your attention to something else he does: write about urban planning and infrastructure provision. These two pieces (do read them in order, you will get a great deal […]