Friday, May 23, 2008
The Libertarian Party is holding its presidential convention this weekend in Denver. This year, some expect that the libertarian message of “get government off our backs” might appeal to a large enough number of conservatives to affect the election. In this blog, I often write from a viewpoint that is skeptical of land use regulatory solutions to solve community problems. But when one reads stories such as those today about the apparently shoddy construction that lead to the collapse of schools (while government building stand) in Sichuan Province, China, count me out of the libertarian agenda. Skepticism of land use laws does not mean libertarianism. It means, rather, that we must think closely before accepting claims of quick governmental solutions. But for some kinds of land use laws, including building safety codes, I am very happy that government regulates the “liberty” of my fellow Americans.
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- March 4-6: Stanford 2015 Rural West Conference: Preservation and Transformation: The Future of the Rural West
- March 3 - J.B. Ruhl to deliver Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy at U Louisville Law
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- Two upcoming RMMLF events: 61st Annual Institute (July 16-18 in Anchorage) and 17th Institute for Natural Resources Law Teachers (May 27-29 at Utah Law)