Monday, March 16, 2015

Zoning is the Worst, Part 734


The Economist has a pretty good article on Houston, which touches on the lack of zoning.  The magazine's bottom: "Houston is not pretty, but it thrives."

One particular statistic from the article is utterly & absolutely mind-blowing: "Last year authorities in the Houston metropolitan area, with a population of 6.2m, issued permits to build 64,000 homes. The entire state of California, with a population of 39m, issued just 83,000."  If we care at all about people of modest means, that should be a call to arms.

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