Monday, May 5, 2014

Peer review, etc

Over the weekend I had an interesting discussion, wherein I was accused of acting deceptively in certain posts on this blog. While I've certainly rushed a post here or there, the over-arching policy themes are couched in academic research. To provide a little more heft behind some of the policies I've advocated, I thought I'd share some of the relevant studies.

Higher densities make us productive (and thus raises wages):

High density areas emit less pollution per capita:

Worker productivity increases with city size:

Driving makes us fat more than inactivity makes us fat:

People are moving to the South because that's where housing supply is greatest:

Note: All discussion is welcome! I'm looking to learn here, which I did from the discussion this weekend. After the mentioned chat, I did dial back some of the comments in this post

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