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Home Is Where the Market Is

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

What we should do—and stop doing—in the quest for “affordable housing.” 


The Education Of An American Sage

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Thomas Sowellvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Thomas Sowell discusses his own rise from poverty and the country’s ‘degeneration’ into ‘grievance culture.’
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The Libertarian: The Affordable Housing Crisis

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, March 3, 2017

How government meddling drives up the cost of living for everyday Americans.

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The Libertarian: California's Housing Crisis

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How regulation and government meddling drives California's housing prices sky-high.

In the News

Middle Class Voting With Feet Against California, Other High-Tax States

quoting Carson Brunovia People’s Pundit Daily
Monday, February 29, 2016

California’s consistent net domestic out-migration should be concerning to Sacramento as it develops state policy. As the adage goes, people vote with their feet and one thing is clear, more people are choosing to leave California than come. …

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It Didn’t Happen Here

by Carol Galantevia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

It was all spelled out in 1982: a plan to save water, streamline zoning, build homes, and cut construction costs. This was California’s road not taken, and it could still make all the difference.

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The Golden Tipping Point

by Carson Brunovia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

The lack of housing threatens to take the shine off California’s economy. And where is opposition to new construction strongest? Not in conservative areas.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (19:08)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the implications of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule.

Analysis and Commentary

With July 4th Near, Is California Land Of The Free?

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Fourth of July holiday brings Americans together to celebrate their liberation from Great Britain over hot dogs, hamburgers, and fireworks, but it also serves to remind us about freedom; thus, it would only be fitting to take a look at how free the nation's largest state is.

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California's Affordability Crisis May Be A Voter Issue

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, June 18, 2015

In the recently released May 2015 Golden State Poll, just 14 percent of Californian adults living in the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Southern California think one of the three state-level affordable housing policies tested would do the most to reduce the cost of purchasing a home.