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April 22, 2024

Before criminalizing the problem, legalize the antidote

The fine people of Grant’s Pass are fed up with homeless people sleeping in public, and are taking action to prevent it. Naturally, their first step must have been to repeal the laws making it illegal to build homes for such people. That would just┬ábe common sense, right?

April 17, 2024


I’ve been reading a lot about legislative efforts to address our catastrophic housing scarcity problem, and found myself struggling to keep track of all the attempts. I figured someone must have made a database of them all. But evidently not! So I made one:

March 29, 2024

Tax the curb cuts

Proposal: after repealing mandatory off-street parking requirements, go a step further and impose a significant annual fee on curb cuts.

March 28, 2024

Our cities are empty

Walking around downtown Oakland last night I found myself thinking, as I often do, “where are all the people?”

February 26, 2024

Henry George was right.

Lately, when I walk around the city, I often hear myself thinking, “Land value tax fixes this.”

February 23, 2024

YIMBY legislative database?

I see YIMBY legislative wins reported and discussed on social media regularly.

February 22, 2024

Ever increasingly YIMBY-pilled

Reading and thinking a lot about housing policy lately, I’m finding myself ever-increasingly YIMBY-pilled.

February 22, 2024

Filtering is real, exhibit 100

Nice study out of Harvard JCHS, more evidence for “filtering”:

November 29, 2023

Naturally affordable housing

Nomenclature proposal: housing that people can afford because we made it legal instead of illegal to build enough of it should be called “naturally affordable housing.”

November 1, 2023


Thirty busybodies shouldn’t have the power to use the courts to strangle democratically enacted policies.