As 300 million Americans squeeze into our country, and as single-person households outnumber parents with children, it’s time to rethink our land use laws that favor the single-family house. This provocative book visits sites of recent controversiesfrom an immigration dispute in a Virginia suburb, to eminent domain in New York City, to illegal apartments in the backyards of California. Boudreaux explores how we could scrap the old housing bias in favor of affluent homeowners, and in its place harness the free market to provide for a greater variety of residencesapartments, townhouses, and mobile homes – for the twenty-first century.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Paul Boudreaux is Professor of Law and LeRoy Highbaugh Research Chair at Stetson University College of Law.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Housing Bias: The Last Privilege of Affluent Americans * The Third Battle of Manassas
• Public Uses and Abuses: Eminent Domain in and Around the Empire State
• Side Trip: Mount Laurel and the Fair Share * Guarding the Rural Myth in Michigan * Filling in the World’s Biggest Suburb: Los Angeles * Conclusion: Overcoming the Housing Bias for Twenty-first Century America