The Corner

Burbarians

The suburbs are bad for your health. So says a new study highlighted in today’s Washington Post. Count me extremely skeptical. We “burbarians” choose suburban living, mainly for quality-of-life reasons, and our decisions are both informed and self-interested in ways that even the brainiest researchers can’t identify in their piles of statistics. But watch no-growth leftists latch on to this study and tell us once more that they know best.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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