What do you think of this guy?
>zoning is bad
>every one wants a single family home in the burbs and zoning is preventing this
>no transit subsidies
>interestingly, pro public land?
>>every one wants a single family home in the burbs and zoning is preventing this
What? Isn't zoning what causes burbs to be all single family homes?
Also zoning is incredibly important for quality of burb life. You want no businesses that stay open late in the burb, and definitely no factories that pollute and shit.
your link has autoplay'd audio I can't disable, so I'm not going to bother reading it
seriously, I'm not going to use a website that both gives me an autoplay'd video/audio, but without a way to disable it
I've read some of his stuff before, he does make some good points on occasion, but I fundamentally disagree with his basic assumptions that everyone is greedy and market forces always lead to the best outcomes. And I think it's funny that he doesn't seem to mind government subsidies very much when that money promotes driving over other modes.
>worked for a landscaper
>he ran it out of his house in the burbs near all his clients
>most run down house in the township
>yard was nothing but mud from his equipment running over it
>wanted to expand, but could not get credit
>expanded out of his house
>got the township on his ass for zoning violations
Funny thing is we did work for half the houses on his street. Overall the area is close to ideal for mixed use suburban development desipte to no bus line nearby. In a mile there is retail and a light industrial park. They just don't want a landscape business on a 1/4 acre on a residential street.
>gubernment planning is literally worse than Hitler
>suburbs are the best thing ever
I detect some contradictions in his statements.
How much money does this guy get from special interest groups?
I'm sure that the anti-planning guy would disagree with this on grounds that the cumulative economic activity of people spending money on gasoline, cars, and insurance so they can drive from their expensive home in the suburbs to visit big box retailers is vastly greater than that generated by people who rent city apartments and can walk/bike/ride transit to go places.
The Antiplanner is a hypocrite who promotes suburban and car subsidy while demonizing everything else. For no good reason. Suburbs or nothing is a terribly authoritarian stance to take.
Me? I'm liberal: I want to get rid of transport subsidies and private space regulation. Let people live how they see fit.
This. Tenured professors at universities can take whatever stance they want as long as it's supported by good research. Institutes exist to push a specific agenda and funded by money who wants to push that agenda.
>but muh american dream of home ownership and a nuclear family and small business and manufacturing jobs and and and
I wish people like this would realize how much of other people's money gets spent on their wasteful bullshit.
How would putting the entire transpory system in private hands, where the power of decision is reserved only for the owners, instead of having democratic control over it?
Keep in mind that I come from a country that had it's train system decimated by privatization (and the truckers' union bureaucracy)