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The Housing Bias: Rethinking Land Use Laws for a Diverse New America

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As 300 million Americans squeeze into our country, and as single-person households outnumber parents with children, it’s time to rethink our land use laws that favor the single-family house. This provocative book visits sites of recent controversies--from an immigration dispute in a Virginia suburb, to eminent domain in New York City, to illegal apartments in the backyards ...more
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Michael Lewyn
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Scholars who write about zoning have long known that zoning restricts housing supply, and especially the supply of small houses and apartments. Why? Because homeowners believe they have a right to veto new housing near them, and use this power through the political process to keep out any new housing (and especially apartments and smaller houses that might be less expensive than their own).

Boudreaux puts a human face on this reality, writing several chapters about various examples of exclusionar
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