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Public Employee Unions Are Obstacle to Urban Progress

Public Employee Unions Are Obstacle to Urban Progress A Free Cities Center Interview One of the key ways to improve urban life is to improve the level of public services offered in cities. People who flee some premier city for the suburbs or rural life will typically point to their …

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Healthy cities matter – and not just to urbanites

Healthy cities matter – and not just to urbanites By Steven Greenhut Progressives loves cities, yet refuse to address the degree to which their policies have made urban life a bigger chore than needed. Conservatives depict cities as dystopian hellholes. They delight in highlighting the crime problems, poorly functional school …

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U.S. land ‘shortage’ is result of artificial growth limits

Some of the social-media responses to a Wall Street Journal article in September headlined, “The U.S. is Running Short of Land for Housing,” were heated. They proved – for anyone who has yet to realize it – that Tweeters and Facebook users might not always read posted articles particularly carefully …

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California pols push urbanism, as people flee cities

California pols push urbanism, as people flee cities Since the 1970s, California policy makers have embarked on a land-use strategy designed to promote “urbanism” – the idea that we all ought to live in dense housing developments, that suburban sprawl should be limited by government planning restrictions, and rural land should be …

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NEW BOOK RELEASE – Back from Dystopia: A New Vision for Western Cities

NEW BOOK RELEASE Back from Dystopia: A New Vision for Western Cities Steven Greenhut Cities throughout the West face rising crime, soaring housing costs, a sprawling homelessness crisis and devastated downtown areas following two years of COVID restrictions and the aftermath of destructive protests. Policymakers typically address these and other …

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Union power makes urban reform nearly impossible

It’s well known that private-sector unions imposed higher costs and competitive disadvantages on companies that remained in cities. In a 2010 Cato Journal article, Stephen J. K. Walters explained that unions sparked their transformation “from engines of prosperity into areas afflicted by economic stagnation, chronic poverty, and all the social …

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Anaheim’s freedom experiment still offers lessons to cities

It’s a distant and largely forgotten memory, but in the mid-2000s the city of Anaheim pursued a novel idea for bigger cities. Instead of pursuing development policies based on the usual array of central planning tools, the city decided to “pursue a market-oriented, freedom-friendly agenda that would create an atmosphere …

Agriculture

Steven Greenhut Talks Drought on Cheddar TV

Cheddar TV interviewed Steven Greenhut about the recent decision by the federal government to officially declare a first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead. Greenhut talks with “None of the Above” host J.D. Durkin about the impact of the drought to agriculture in Arizona and communities across the West. Greenhut also …

California

Steven Greenhut Talks to Barry Martin from KVON about “Saving California” Book

Steven Greenhut, author of the new Pacific Research Institute book Saving California, joins Barry Martin on Wine Country Live, KVON. Martin and Greenhut talk about the California recall and it’s potential impact to state public policy after the recall election on September 14. Greenhut also breaks down several chapters from Saving California …

California

Steven Greenhut Details New “Saving California” Book on KPAY Chico

Steven Greenhut, Pacific Research Institute author of the new book Saving California, talks with Scott Michaels on KPAY Chico about the Golden State’s public policy challenges and solutions to fix the state. Greenhut and Michaels discuss wildfires, unions and pensions, water and the drought, and education. https://www.pacificresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Steven-Greenhut-Saving-California-8-10-21.mp3

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Public Employee Unions Are Obstacle to Urban Progress

Public Employee Unions Are Obstacle to Urban Progress A Free Cities Center Interview One of the key ways to improve urban life is to improve the level of public services offered in cities. People who flee some premier city for the suburbs or rural life will typically point to their …

Blog

Healthy cities matter – and not just to urbanites

Healthy cities matter – and not just to urbanites By Steven Greenhut Progressives loves cities, yet refuse to address the degree to which their policies have made urban life a bigger chore than needed. Conservatives depict cities as dystopian hellholes. They delight in highlighting the crime problems, poorly functional school …

Blog

U.S. land ‘shortage’ is result of artificial growth limits

Some of the social-media responses to a Wall Street Journal article in September headlined, “The U.S. is Running Short of Land for Housing,” were heated. They proved – for anyone who has yet to realize it – that Tweeters and Facebook users might not always read posted articles particularly carefully …

Blog

California pols push urbanism, as people flee cities

California pols push urbanism, as people flee cities Since the 1970s, California policy makers have embarked on a land-use strategy designed to promote “urbanism” – the idea that we all ought to live in dense housing developments, that suburban sprawl should be limited by government planning restrictions, and rural land should be …

Book

NEW BOOK RELEASE – Back from Dystopia: A New Vision for Western Cities

NEW BOOK RELEASE Back from Dystopia: A New Vision for Western Cities Steven Greenhut Cities throughout the West face rising crime, soaring housing costs, a sprawling homelessness crisis and devastated downtown areas following two years of COVID restrictions and the aftermath of destructive protests. Policymakers typically address these and other …

Blog

Union power makes urban reform nearly impossible

It’s well known that private-sector unions imposed higher costs and competitive disadvantages on companies that remained in cities. In a 2010 Cato Journal article, Stephen J. K. Walters explained that unions sparked their transformation “from engines of prosperity into areas afflicted by economic stagnation, chronic poverty, and all the social …

Blog

Anaheim’s freedom experiment still offers lessons to cities

It’s a distant and largely forgotten memory, but in the mid-2000s the city of Anaheim pursued a novel idea for bigger cities. Instead of pursuing development policies based on the usual array of central planning tools, the city decided to “pursue a market-oriented, freedom-friendly agenda that would create an atmosphere …

Agriculture

Steven Greenhut Talks Drought on Cheddar TV

Cheddar TV interviewed Steven Greenhut about the recent decision by the federal government to officially declare a first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead. Greenhut talks with “None of the Above” host J.D. Durkin about the impact of the drought to agriculture in Arizona and communities across the West. Greenhut also …

California

Steven Greenhut Talks to Barry Martin from KVON about “Saving California” Book

Steven Greenhut, author of the new Pacific Research Institute book Saving California, joins Barry Martin on Wine Country Live, KVON. Martin and Greenhut talk about the California recall and it’s potential impact to state public policy after the recall election on September 14. Greenhut also breaks down several chapters from Saving California …

California

Steven Greenhut Details New “Saving California” Book on KPAY Chico

Steven Greenhut, Pacific Research Institute author of the new book Saving California, talks with Scott Michaels on KPAY Chico about the Golden State’s public policy challenges and solutions to fix the state. Greenhut and Michaels discuss wildfires, unions and pensions, water and the drought, and education. https://www.pacificresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Steven-Greenhut-Saving-California-8-10-21.mp3

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