Post Tagged with: "zoning"

108: Scott Beyer on What Could the Free Market Do for Zoning?

108: Scott Beyer on What Could the Free Market Do for Zoning?

Zoning and land use regulations can have serious, and sometimes negative, impact on your property rights. When you can’t so much as add a shed to your backyard without seeking permission, paying fees and otherwise gaining the approval of a local board, it can be stifling. Scott Beyer has been living in 30 different cities, one month at a time, to explore what works and what doesn’t. He joins us to discuss how the regulatory state is affecting us down to the tiniest details of our lives and what the free market can offer in way of alternatives.  
August 22, 2018
105: When Good Intentions Are Imposed By Force

105: When Good Intentions Are Imposed By Force

If an idea is so good that it must be imposed by the force of the state, how good can that idea really be? A great deal of public policy begins with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, there comes a point where good intentions are being enforced at the expense of personal liberty and private property rights. In this episode, we’ll examine the experience of an elderly Maryland couple who built their own wheelchair ramp and ended up in legal trouble with their county.
August 11, 2018
91: Do Property Rights Still Exist?

91: Do Property Rights Still Exist?

Property rights are an essential part of personal liberty. Unfortunately, property rights are much more illusion than fact in today’s society. Things that we think we own and, therefore, control are actually subject to an astonishing amount of government regulation. In this episode, we discuss some of the challenges to authentic property rights as well as potential solutions to rein in the bureaucracy.  
June 22, 2018
50: The Racist Roots of Modern Laws

50: The Racist Roots of Modern Laws

Good laws serve a needed protective function of our natural rights. But what should we think of bad laws? Many of the laws on the books have been around long enough that we seldom question why they were put there in the first place. It’s astonishing how many of these laws, upon closer examination, are found to be rooted in thoroughly racist thinking and a desire to control what were considered “undesirable” people.  
November 23, 2017