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Urban Containment: The Social and Economic Consequences of Limiting Housing and Travel Options

March 7, 2016

The physical expansion of cities, known as “urban sprawl,” has been a principal concern of urban planners for decades, which has led to the adoption of “urban containment.” The most important urban

The Flint Water Crisis Is the Result of a Stimulus Project Gone Wrong

Shikha Dalmia
January 25, 2016

Flint's new water system was never a cost-cutting measure, rather it was an expensive jobs project.

Here’s How to Fix Flint’s Water System: Privatize It

Adrian Moore
February 1, 2016

Shows the water crisis in Flint is entirely a product of local, state and federal government decisions and argues privatizing Flint's water system would fix the problem quicker and more effectively

Sage Grouse Conservation: The Proven Successful Approach

Brian Seasholes
September 30, 2015

Study shows why using property rights and providing incentives for private property owners in sage grouse territory would better conserve and expand sage grouse populations than the top down, one-s

Raising Gas Taxes Won’t Fix Our Bridges

Adrian T. Moore
October 1, 2007

The I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis has revealed the ugly truth about our tendency to put off the maintenance of infrastructure.

Assessing the Social Costs and Benefits of Regulating Carbon Emissions

August 6, 2015

The government is required to quantify the costs and benefits of regulations they propose.

Doing Better with Less: Lessons for California from Australia’s Water Reforms

Jeff Bennett
July 8, 2015

California is in the midst of a water crisis that threatens to do enormous damage to the economy and ecology of the state.

Privatization of the Tennessee Valley Authority

Douglas Houston
October 7, 1988

This paper, written by Kansas University School of Business Professor Emeritus Douglas Houston, studies how the Tennessee Valley Authority might be returned to the private sector after the governme

Rethinking the Highway Trust Fund

June 17, 2015

Its time to face the reality that the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is no longer being supported by highway user revenues.

Ten Reasons Why Per-Mile Tolling Is a Better Highway User Fee than Fuel Taxes

February 13, 2014

This policy brief, written by Reason Foundation Director of Transportation Policy Robert Poole, explores the advantages of a per-mile tolling system as a proxy for road user fees.

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