The Importance of Blogging

When Tim Harford first had this published as a weekend column in the FT, I missed it. But now he’s blogging! And has been good enough to draw his readers’ attention back to a really wonderful piece.

This column really gets at the whole point of my blogging efforts: cities are incredibly valuable to society, and yet so much of our public policy–sometimes unintentionally, all too often on purpose–encourages people and institutions to leave them or seriously underinvest in them. As Tim notes, it’s not about arguing the superiority of individual choices to live or not live in cities, it’s about fixing policy so that we aren’t irrationally undermining valuable resources.