Labor Day is the right time to remember that we can make workers vastly better off by empowering more of them to vote with their feet.
Voting With Your Feet
Fifth post in the symposium on the National Constitution Center "Restoring the Guardrails of Democracy" project. Walter Olson of Team Libertarian comments on similarities and differences between the three reports.
Third post in the symposium on the National Constitution Center "Restoring the Guardrails of Democracy" project. Walter Olson presents the Team Libertarian Report.
Video of presentations by the leaders of the Conservative, Libertarian, and Progressive Teams. Plus, my thoughts on a comparison of the three reports by Progressive Team leader Ned Foley.
Team Libertarian Report from National Constitution Center "Restoring the Guardrails of Democracy" Project Now Available on SSRN
I coauthored the report with Clark Neily and Walter Olson, both of the Cato Institute.
The project includes reports by conservative, libertarian, and progressive teams. I am coauthor of the Team Libertarian report.
This makes it likely, though not certain, that the Supreme Court will strike down such laws if states enact them.
Even if the value of their property goes down, current homeowners still often have much to gain from breaking down barriers to new housing construction.
The answer is probably "no." But the federal government could more easily ban such transactions.
Atlantic writer Jerusalem Demsas argues that blue states can't give "refuge" to people fleeing abortion restrictions if they don't cut back on zoning restrictions that lead to sky-high housing costs.
The answer to this important question is highly uncertain. I tentatively predict a significant, but still modest, increase in abortion-driven migration.
San Francisco lost a whopping 6.7 percent of its population during the COVID-19 pandemic, the second-largest percentage drop after New York.
Video of American Enterprise Institute Event on my Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
It includes commentary by housing policy specialist Emily Hamilton (Mercatus Center), and economist Filipe Campante (Johns Hopkins University).
Recordings of recent interviews on these topics with T.J. O'Hara for the Deconstructed podcast, and Areva Martin on her talk show program, Special Report.
The article challenges longstanding conventional wisdom claiming that judicial review of democratically enacted laws is at odds with popular political choice.
How foot voting can expand political freedom for Americans, particularly the poor and disadvantaged.
Podcast Interview about my Book "Free to Move" with Hoover Institution Immigration Economist Tim Kane
We cover many issues related to the book, as well as freedom of movement more generally - both domestic and international.
Now available on Amazon, after a supply chain delay.
What's New in the Revised Edition of "Free to Move," Part II: Implications of Remote Work for Foot Voting
Widespread remote work opens up new opportunities for foot voting, but may in some cases make foot voting less important.
Forthcoming Revised Edition of my Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom" [Updated with Corrected Oxford Univ. Press Discount Code]
The revised edition addresses several new issues including arguments that migration must be restricted to curtail the spread of dangerous diseases, such as Covid-19, claims that immigration might generate a political backlash that threatens democracy, and the impact of remote work on foot voting.
My State and Local Government Law Blog Post on "How Federalism Can Empower People to Vote with Their Feet"
The post focuses attention on an aspect of federalism that is often overlooked in current law and policy debates.
The article explains how expanding opportunities for foot voting can enhance political choice, help the poor and disadvantaged, and reduce the dangers of political polarization.
Labor Day is a good time to remember that we can make workers vastly better off by empowering more of them to vote with their feet.
As in the US, they often block the building of new housing in response to demand.
As a recent Washington Post article explains, the combination of low taxes, job opportunities, and few restrictions on building new housing are crucial to the state's success. Both major parties have much to learn from Texas' experience.
Cato Institute scholar David Bier quantifies the enormous extent to which immigration increases freedom.
New Hampshire's Supreme Court Lawsuit Seeking to Prevent Massachusetts from Taxing NH Residents Working Remotely for Massachusetts Firms
The case was filed directly in the Supreme Court under its "original jurisdiction" over cases filed by one state against another. It could have important implications for the future of federalism.
Plus: Gov. Andrew Cuomo demonstrates how not to handle vaccine distribution , Americans are fleeing big cities and high tax states, and more...
The Harvard economist explains how to expand opportunity for the young by deregulating housing, labor, and education.
California is driving on fumes and living off the residual investments and innovations of past generations. Is it any wonder so many Californians are heading to Texas or Arizona?
My response to a badly inaccurate review of my book that portrays me as claiming otherwise.
My "Jurist" Article on Expanding Freedom of Choice by Empowering More People to Vote With their Feet
The combination of foot voting and decentralization of power can offer people more and better choices than are available at the ballot box.
Upcoming Virtual Harvard Kennedy School of Government Event on My Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
The event is free and open to the public.
Video of My University of Virginia Talk About my Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
The event was sponsored by the Miller Center for Public Affairs.
Adam Thierer, author of the lead essay, has a response to his critics.
Cato Unbound Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of Albert Hirschman's Classic Book "Exit, Voice, and Loyalty" [Updated]
The symposium includes contributions by Adam Thierer, Mikayla Novak, Max Borders, and myself. The relationship between exit and voice is as important an issue as ever.
Upcoming Cato Institute Virtual Book Forum on my New Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
The event will be held on August 13, and is free and open to the public.
Fifth and final post in a series based on my new book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"