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How to Reduce Your Commuting Delays

Transportation can be called a “friction.” Costing us huge time and money, we spend as much on transportation in the US as on health care. And now, we might add $50 billion to the total. I…

Do You Like Rent Control?

Asked if it makes sense to mandate lower rents for some apartments in large cities, many of us say yes. Lower rents facilitate diversity and they enable middle income municipal workers to live close t…

A Neighborhood Education

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. You probably know that where you live says quite a lot about the public education you receive. However, living in a geographical zone that touts quality schooling may co…

Overhead Problems

You’ve probably heard the story. Fed up, a flight attendant tells passengers what he really thinks of them, grabs a beer, presses the button for the emergency chute, and leaves the plane. The ov…

Parking Problems

Parking expert Professor Donald Shoup has identified a traffic problem with implicatons far beyond city streets. Essentially he says that cheap city parking is really rather expensive.  Throughout par…

Costly Behavior

Do you approve of Pigovian taxes?  These are taxes levied on seemingly undesirable behavior in order to compensate for their negative impact on society. soda tax: Among other municipalities, New …