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September 24, 2020

The Daily Caller: The new champion of private property rights is … Barack Obama?

According to recent media reports, former President Barack Obama and his longtime colleague Marty Nesbitt want a 100-year-old sea wall rebuilt and fortified to protect a planned Hawaii retreat for both of them. Cue the objections from Obama's critics — but in this case, the critics are many of the former president's avid supporters in ...

September 22, 2020

If you care about housing, you should care about property rights

The United States is facing a housing affordability crisis. The cost to rent an apartment or buy a house continues to climb relative to incomes, caused by the lack of housing supply. Until we build more homes, we're not going to meet demand, and prices will continue to rise without end. To address the crisis, ...

September 15, 2020

Solving the wildfire crisis requires free-market solutions

***Editors note: This article originally appeared in 2018, but because of the massive wildfires currently raging in California, we are republishing to (again) show the free-market solutions that can help reduce natural disasters like this. Originally published by The Hill, November 26, 2018. The devastating fires burning in California are a vivid r ...

September 09, 2020

The Center Square: To boost affordable housing, Boulder should end regulations that drive up costs

Rent and housing prices in Boulder are punishingly high: last year, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment was $1,823 per month, making it one of the most expensive markets in the country. Not surprisingly, many residents are searching for ways to make housing more affordable. Prices are high because there's not enough supply — ...

August 26, 2020

Mr. President, allow more suburban houses to be built, not less

A shorter version of this article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 24, 2020 as a letter to the editor ~~~ In an August 16 Wall Street Journal op-ed, President Donald Trump and Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, pledged to protect America's suburbs against federal regulations and ...

August 13, 2020

National Review: Watch out for home equity theft on the horizon

As businesses closed and staff were laid off as a result of COVID-19, millions of Americans were faced with a personal financial crisis. As a result, some local governments have temporarily adjusted policies that might have threatened residents' ability to stay in their homes. For example, counties in Michigan suspended all 2020 property-tax forecl ...

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