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Posts in category “Urbanist Crony Capitalism”

The Big-Box Mirage

Long after paving over local land and small businesses, giants like Wal-Mart now want us to ‘re-imagine’ their footprint.

Posted August 2nd, 2019

We Mortgaged Our Future With Overvalued Housing

The “Yes In My Backyard” movement aims to build more affordable homes.

Posted June 28th, 2019

Why Baltimore Abandoned Johns Hopkins’ Humane Vision

A new account of the troubled city just outside the Beltway

Posted May 17th, 2019

Arlington Should Deny Amazon $51M in HQ2 Subsidies

Before it succumbs to price explosion, the D.C. ‘burb needs to play hardball.

Posted March 4th, 2019

Why St Louis Built a Streetcar To Nowhere

Using transit to do economic development is very expensive.

Posted March 30th, 2018

City Regulatory Hurdles Favor Big Developers, Not the Little Guy

Small-scale real-estate entrepreneurs face unresponsive bureaucracies and inspectors hungry for violations.

Posted December 4th, 2017

How We Subsidize Suburbia

Federal intervention—not the free market—made sprawl the way we live today.

Posted October 20th, 2017

Matthew Loftus Cracks Down on Casino Urbanism

Today on the main page, Baltimore resident Matthew Loftus takes a heavy …

Posted September 24th, 2014