My only cautionary note about Greg Lindsay’s report on Asia’s instant cities: the most successful of them might be best understood as high-density equivalents of sprawling mixed-use suburban developments like The Woodlands in the Houston metropolitan area; that is, they are very much in the orbit of existing cities that have grown organically, rather than Brasilia-like efforts to build a new urban center of gravity far from existing conurbations. This is important to keep in mind, particularly as urban forms in the U.S. continue to evolve. Current projections suggest that the U.S. population will grow by 100 million or so between now and 2050. Because we can expect much of the existing stock of housing to deteriorate over the intervening period, this implies a tremendous amount of new construction, much of it, one hopes, will be brownfield development in an around existing cities, i.e., the densification of existing metropolitan areas. It is possible that we’ll see the rise of entirely new cities in North America — but that shouldn’t happen because the federal government decides to create the equivalent of the postwar English New Towns.
Parents have had enough of the politicization of their local schools. And even if the schools themselves can't see it yet, they will soon.
Every good prosecutor will tell you that the best case is a strong circumstantial case — and that’s exactly what we have.
A Grad Student Tried to Correct a Misleading COVID Narrative. Rebekah Jones Tried to Ruin His Career for It
Jon Taylor had a disagreement with Jones over COVID data, so she falsely accused him of sexual harassment.
On the unforced errors of America’s most political doctor.
The demands of nightly doses of craven partisanship for year upon year have ruined him.
Donald Trump really does believe that he, along with two former GOP senators, will be ‘reinstated’ to office this summer.
Eleven Republicans and ten Democrats have agreed on a $1.2 billion infrastructure 'framework.'
On the Tolkien Society’s misguided descent into contemporary pieties.
In a case of epic proportions, Judge Polster employs threats and secrecy to wring a speedy settlement out of Big Pharma defendants.
Federal law trumps state law, but states don’t have to enforce it — which is why this measure should be upheld.
The best way to have open, strong, and resilient financial markets and payment systems is not to commit to central planning.
Crime is back. And across the country, a new breed of progressive prosecutor is restoring policies that will make the problem worse.