Commentary

Planners Gone Wild

Over at Marginal Revolution–a blog so consistently interesting it is downright intimidating–they’ve picked up this Washington Post story about the newest plan to fix/remake/re-engineer Tysons Corner, a sprawling suburb of DC. The plan looks to be a dream (nightmare) of urban (central) planning. The key tell for the coming boondoggle is one official’s stated goal to “slow traffic down.” Well, they are good at that, aren’t they? I had already made an oath to mostly avoid Tysons. May have to bump that up to a blood oath. Have at it Sam, Ted and Len…

Michael Flynn is Director of Government Affairs for the Reason Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank whose mission is to advance a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.