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  • Minneapolis Strikes Blow for Affordable Housing by Slashing Zoning Restrictions

    Yesterday, the City of Minneapolis struck a major blow for both property rights and affordable housing by enacting the most extensive reduction in zoning restrictions adopted by any major US city for a long time. Henry Grabar of Slate summarizes this welcome development: Minneapolis will become the first major U.S. city to end single-family home zoning, a policy that has done as much as any to entrench segregation, high housing costs, and sprawl as the American urban paradigm over the past...

    Reason.com
  • Trump EPA to strike blow against climate rules, reports say

    The Trump administration is set to roll back Obama-era rules on climate change regulation that will make it easier to build new coal plants, according to reports in Axios and The New York Times. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, is expected to make the announcement Thursday. The move is another indication of the Trump administration's determination to buck both global consensus about the need to act on climate change and market...

    WPLG
  • Trump EPA to strike blow against climate rules, reports say

    The move is another indicator of the Trump administration's determination to buck both global consensus about the need to act on climate change and market trends, as the President courts what he calls the "beautiful, clean coal" industry.

    CNN
  • Economic forecasts strike blow to Theresa May's Brexit deal

    Bank and Treasury predictions showing UK would be better off within EU undermine PM’s position Theresa May’s campaign to sell her Brexit deal to sceptical MPs and a divided country ran into further difficulties when a string of official economic forecasts concluded that the UK would be better off remaining in the European Union. The Bank of England said on Wednesday that GDP would have been at least 1% higher in five years’ time if the UK had voted to remain, while an official Whitehall analysis...

    the Guardian