Saturday, February 05, 2011

Recommended reading

  • Economist Ed Glaeser argues that Americans should love their cities more. I'd caution that those who equate cities/pro-urban sentiment with leftists/statism should recognize that suburban sprawl is in many ways a creation of government policy through items such as subsidies for highways, a mortgage interest deduction that encourages the construction of bigger houses and zoning laws that make city living artificially expensive. 
  • Dennis Cauchon explains why, despite the stuttering economy, our standard of living is higher than ever

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