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May 6, 2024

Comments on the One Seattle Plan (Comp Plan)

Summary: 1) Seattle has been underbuilding for the last decade (and likely even longer) and it needs to build more housing than the targets set in the comp plan. 2)…

April 26, 2024

Human Capital Spillovers and Health: Does Living Around College Graduates Lengthen Life?

Abstract Equally educated people are healthier if they live in more educated places. Every 10 percent point increase in an area’s share of adults with a college degree is associated…

April 19, 2024

The New Deal’s Failed Kibbutz in the Desert

…as a public relations expert, one Edward Banfield, who would go on to write a deeply-researched, narrative sociology case study of Casa Grande’s failure. His book, “Government Project,” reissued by…

April 3, 2024

The Fearless Fund, DEI, and Attacks on Philanthropic Freedom

…Alliance for Equal Rights, the nonprofit run by conservative activist Edward Blum. That same group successfully challenged college affirmative action admissions policies before the Supreme Court last summer. Like that case, this…

March 8, 2024

State of the Union – Biden’s Housing Proposals Would be Harmful, Not Helpful

President Biden in his State of the Union pitched a raft of proposals with the stated purpose of lowering costs for homebuyers and increasing the supply of rental units.  As has been…

March 1, 2024

How the Children’s Bureau Lost Its Way

…On March 31, 1905, Chicagoans Jane Addams and Mary McDowell joined Lillian D. Wald, founder of New York’s Henry Street Settlement, and Edward T. Devine, editor of the journal Charities,…

February 22, 2024

The Workforce/Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit

…Corinth and Edward J. Pinto and the Cato Institute’s Chris Edwards discussed the LIHTC’s limitations; it has historically created a small amount of costly, poorly targeted housing units. The system…

January 17, 2024

Congress, Don’t Legislate a Takeover of the Nation’s Rental Housing Market

It is an election year and Congress will soon consider two bipartisan bills to address high rental costs for many renters. The first is the Workforce Housing Tax Credit (WFHTC)…

January 2, 2024

Billionaire-Built Cities Would Be Better Than Nothing

…there is one of the best things that America could be doing to counter global warming. One of us, Professor Glaeser, and a University of Southern California environmental economist, Matthew…

December 14, 2023

Harnessing Tailwinds on State and Local Land-Use Reform: A Bipartisan Playbook

Edward J. Pinto | Newsweek | September 21, 2023 A Series of Policy Briefs on Zoning, Land Use, and a Solution to the Nation’s Housing Shortage Edward J. Pinto and Tobias Peter…