The very people who scream the loudest about affordable housing are often busy at the same time making housing less affordable. Inclusionary zoning rules that wind up decreasing the new housing stock are one example. Thomas Sowell in a pair of columns looks at some other examples. First at restrictions that limit the supply of housing and drive up prices. Second at the planning department hell that can be subject on people trying to build in even rural areas. 18 months to get a preliminary permit so that you can start getting the other permits? It boggles the mind.