Timothy Noah

You Want a Free Market? I’ll Show You a Free Market

NIMBYism’s intellectual collapse is on view in California.

After patiently requesting, begging, insisting, pleading, and incentivizing local governments to plan for more affordable housing, the California Department of Housing and Community Development, armed with new powers from the state legislature, has had enough. It is cracking down on local governments that simply refuse to do their fair share in alleviating the state’s housing …