Slightly contrarian, mildly annoying, somewhat influential mailbag
A slight shakeup of the format, but plenty of the parking content you crave
I was profiled in the Washington Post, and you might find the piece interesting.
Some nice stories! Brian Kemp is pushing housing reform in Georgia (which is also getting a huge new investment in solar panel manufacturing), while Kathy Hochul outlines a bunch of ambitious and specific YIMBY proposals for New York. There’s a housebuilding boom in New Zealand thanks to Jacinda Ardern’s ambitious land use reforms.
Elsewhere, a bunch of state-level Republicans have acted to clip the wings of far-right members of their legislative caucuses. The economic success of Malaysia, based on foreign direct investment and not involving any particular sweetheart trade deals, makes me more optimistic about the growth prospects of other mid-sized countries. They ended an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.
City of Trees: This week marks the 52nd mailbag! Any thoughts on what running them for a week has helped with for the site and for your writing?
They’ve been fun to do, they’ve given me a little more s…
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