Why Don’t More Cities Sell Air Rights?

Vertically inclined cities could make a lot of money allowing private developers to build high-rise apartments or business spaces above libraries, city halls and schools. [Originally printed in Governing Magazine]   Public works projects often come at heavy expense. Whether it’s building new schools, municipal halls or other facilities, such …

4 Reasons Federal Money is Bad for U.S. Transportation

[Originally published by Next City Magazine]   The Congressional battle over shoring up the Highway Trust Fund has been painted as one between those willing to pay for transportation infrastructure and those willing to let it crumble. But really, the debate is over which level of government should control policy. …

Minimum Wages of Inequality

San Francisco offers preview of Seattle’s $15/HR. ploy. [Originally published by the American Spectator]   It is remarkable these days how quickly …

Meet Me in Subsidized St. Louis

New entertainment complex scheme comes to dying city.  [Originally published by the American Spectator]   If one trend draws near-universal contempt from …

The New Civil-Service Reform

Urban America’s government-reform movement is now a conservative cause. [Originally published by National Review]   To those well versed in modern urban American …