Category Archives: Planning & Transport

Air Traffic Control: How to Save Money Without Compromising Services

USA Today reports that air travelers have begun to experience delays resulting from air traffic controller furloughs, which took effect on Sunday in response to automatic federal budget cuts contained in the sequester. According to a statement from Alaska Airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration … Continue reading

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Can the budget breathe life into the economy?

It is worth remembering that no chancellor, however enlightened, can really be said to breathe life into the economy. Believing otherwise gives rise to all kinds of hubristic policies, which do little more than redistribute wealth from one area of … Continue reading

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The runaway train

I’m currently reading The Declaration of Independents, by Reason magazine’s Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie. It’s a good read with a compelling central thesis, and I’ll write a proper review once I’ve finished it. But for now, here’s one passage … Continue reading

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Thumbs-down for the autumn statement

We will explore all the options for maintaining the UK’s aviation hub status, with the exception of a third runway at Heathrow. So said George Osborne in his Autumn Statement today. And with that single sentence, he encapsulated the problem … Continue reading

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The unintended consequences of socialist architecture

An article in Planning in London makes a fascinating point about this summer’s London riots: It has been suggested by others that there is a link between riot locations and the nearby presence of social housing. We think this can … Continue reading

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