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Victor Davis Hanson: CA Homelessness Problem Reaches 'A New High'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox Business
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses California's decision to declare a crisis over their homelessness epidemic.


City Talks: Jonathan Rodden On The Deep Roots Of The Urban-Rural Political Divide

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Centre for Cities
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden discusses his book Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide, as well as the origins of America’s urban-rural political divide and how economic geography shapes elections – both in the USA and beyond.

Analysis and Commentary

Who's In Charge Of The California Housing Crisis?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the past week, both President Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson visited California to examine its housing crisis. Meanwhile, the state legislature passed a statewide rent control bill and officials in Sacramento are bullying cities to change their zoning laws. A veritable tug of war has emerged between state and local governments, with Washington eager to weigh in. Not only is there a housing crisis, but also a crisis of authority: Who is in charge here?

Analysis and Commentary

Adult Foster Care For The Homeless

by Michael S. Bernstamvia The Hill
Sunday, September 22, 2019

On his visit to California on September 17-18, President Trump underscored the urgency of the homeless crisis. On the eve of his visit, the Council of Economic Advisers issued a special report, “The State of Homelessness in America.” It attributes the problem, correctly, “to decades of misguided and faulty policies” and evaluates policy solutions.


John Yoo: Team Of Trump Administration Officials Sent To California For Homelessness Fact-Finding Mission

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the growing homeless crisis especially in California, and what the Trump administration might be able to do about it.

Analysis and Commentary

Author On British Inheritance Misses Two Important Points

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 7, 2019

In a recent article titled “Is property inheritance widening the wealth gap?” author James Gordon points out that people in Britain who own houses will often leave them to their adult children and, thus, adult children of Brits with no houses will see a large gap between their wealth and those of their housing-endowed peers.

In the News

5 Real Solutions For The Troubled Cities Democrats Helped Cripple

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Democrats have run America's most dangerous cities for decades. They have no answers. Here are five solutions to fix the problems Democrat policies made worse.

In the News

Why Democrats Lose

featuring Jonathan Roddenvia City Journal
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

For many urbanites, “rural America” is another way of saying “provincialism.” City-dwellers—especially on the coasts—give a strong impression of disdaining heartland voters and blaming them for unfavorable election results. A liberal policy agenda, they believe, would thrive if not for partisan gerrymandering, which favors sparsely populated areas.

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The Libertarian: Land Use And The Little Guy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How big-city regulators impede growth, exploit citizens, and cater to powerful interests.


The Economy, Father Of Us All

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Good times immunize a president and make his over-the-top domestic enemies look irrelevant.