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Hi y’all! Here are the 5 stories from the past week that I really enjoyed:
Yesterday I wrote about the insulin oligopoly and the way that one state has decided to address that market’s monopolistic behavior:
Week 27 is over and I’m up to 28 books for the year. I’m finally back on track for 52, but I usually use the summer to get ahead so that I can slow down some in the Fall. One of the books I finished this past week that I’d like to share was called Arbitrary Lines by M. Gray Nolan. I picked up the book at the end of June after it came out and finished it quickly once I started reading it.
The book looks at some of the arbitrary features of zoning that have resulted in forcing cities into a pattern of growth that is segregated and sprawling. Gray is a professional city planner and is completing his Ph.D. in urban planning at UCLA. He provided a lot of examples from around the country and dedicated a section of the book to Houston’s lack of zoning, which I appreciated a lot.
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