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“Out Of Control Genicide” In Baltimore, Residents Support Martial Law

While in Baltimore City, Maryland, death and despair are a few things that are plentiful as the region descends into chaos. Deindustrialization coupled with depopulation started in the 1960s stripping the city of economic wealth. Many don’t want to admit, the city is shrinking as their looking glass is clouded with Kevin Plank’s gentrification narrative. […]

San Francisco’s Dirty Little Secret

It's one of the most racially segregated cities in North America… Via Elaine's Idle Mind blog (h/t Climateer Investing), Good Zoning Laws Make Good Neighbors Three years ago, FT had an article praising Tokyo’s laissez-faire zoning laws. Landowners can build and demolish as they see fit; the rules are set at the national level, so […]

Mapping The World’s Population

At the end of olast year, there were 7,418,151,841 people on our planet, and while many in America still believe the world revolves around them, this map shows the world resized by each nation's current population…   Source: BofAML TransformingWorld Atlas The five most populous nations are China (1.4bn people), India (1.3bn), the USA (324mm), […]

L.A. To Worsen Housing Shortage With New Rent Controls

Authored by Ryan McMaken via Mises Institute, Los Angeles, home to one of the least affordable housing markets in North America, is now proposing to expand rent control to “fix” its housing problem.  As with all price control schemes, rent control will serve only to make housing affordable to a small sliver of the population while rendering […]

Sinking Into The Centralized Cesspool Of Corruption, Cronyism, And Sclerosis

Authored by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Those urban regions that pursue decentralized, networked, localized solutions will likely prosper as the adaptive advantages of these principles pay self-reinforcing dividends. In yesterday's entry, I suggested that rather than bemoan the inevitable failure of centralized "fixes," let's turn our efforts to the real solutions: decentralized, networked, localized. […]

Virginia Tech Snowflakes Unveil Definitive List Of Top 50 Microaggressions That Offend Them

Submitted by William Nardi via TheCollegeFix.com, Be careful what you say at Virginia Tech. Chances are, it could be a microaggression. Multiple groups at Virginia Tech have collaborated to collect “microaggression testimonials” from students, who came up with roughly 50 different expressions that offend them. The examples are currently displayed on the “Microaggressions: #hokiesspeakup” Facebook page. […]