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Review of Smarter Growth: Market-Based Strategies for Land-Use Planning in the 21st Century, by Randall G. Holcombe and Samuel R. Staley

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07/20/2005Michael Montgomery

Volume 6, No. 1 (Spring 2003)

 

The push for "smart-growth" development policies typically is accompanied by half-baked assertions, arguments from intimidation, and strategic creativity in interpreting events. Which makes it a standard modern cry for bigger government. The contributors to this volume of essays — all of whom are authorities on the topics of their contributions — would like to rain on this parade by doing something its marchers rarely do: stating facts, repeatedly, and with extensive citations. While the advocates of anti-sprawl policies are unlikely to heed their efforts, those interested in presenting to the world a more helpful vision of land development will find their compendium a valuable source of anti-sprawl factual slam-dunks.

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Montgomery, Michael R. Review of Smarter Growth: Market-Based Strategies for Land-Use Planning in the 21st Century, edited by Randall G. Holcombe and Samuel R. Staley. The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 6, No. 1 (Spring 2003): 81–88.

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