The Resource The best-laid plans : how government planning harms your quality of life, your pocketbook, and your future, Randal O'Toole, (electronic resource)

The best-laid plans : how government planning harms your quality of life, your pocketbook, and your future, Randal O'Toole, (electronic resource)

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The best-laid plans : how government planning harms your quality of life, your pocketbook, and your future
Title
The best-laid plans
Title remainder
how government planning harms your quality of life, your pocketbook, and your future
Statement of responsibility
Randal O'Toole
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Contributor
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Language
eng
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O'Toole, Randal
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.83
LC item number
.O86 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • Central planning
  • Capitalism
  • United States
Label
The best-laid plans : how government planning harms your quality of life, your pocketbook, and your future, Randal O'Toole, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-392) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Forest planning -- The case of the fake forests -- Garbage in, gospel out -- A process of natural selection -- Analysis paralysis -- The return of fire dominance -- Why planning fails -- Radical doctrine or rational decisionmaking? -- Human barriers -- Planning is not necessary -- Land-use planning -- Urban renewal -- Turning Portland into L.A. -- How smart is "smart growth"? -- Smart growth as oppression -- Homeownership -- Housing affordability -- Housing bubbles -- It's supply, not demand -- Portland housing -- Smart growth and crime -- Portland planning implodes -- Why planners fail -- The planning profession -- The history of planning -- The ideal communist city -- Urban renewal in the United States -- From radiant city to smart growth -- Typical planning methods -- Transportation planning -- Planning vs. chaos -- The benefits of the automobile -- Costs exaggerated -- The panic over peak oil -- Planning for congestion -- Building auto-hostile streets -- The rail transit hoax -- Transportation myths -- Why government fails -- Power and rationality -- Legislators: seeking reelection -- Special interests: looking for handouts -- Bureaucrats: maximizing budgets -- The executive: distracted by detail -- Courts and voters: the last lines of defense -- Instead of planning -- 246 varieties of cheese -- Make the market work -- Turn open-access resources into property -- Protect public goods with trusts -- Understand government's limits -- Reforming public land management -- Reforming transportation -- Reforming land use -- The American dream
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 416 p.
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)643097330
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10379648
Label
The best-laid plans : how government planning harms your quality of life, your pocketbook, and your future, Randal O'Toole, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-392) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Forest planning -- The case of the fake forests -- Garbage in, gospel out -- A process of natural selection -- Analysis paralysis -- The return of fire dominance -- Why planning fails -- Radical doctrine or rational decisionmaking? -- Human barriers -- Planning is not necessary -- Land-use planning -- Urban renewal -- Turning Portland into L.A. -- How smart is "smart growth"? -- Smart growth as oppression -- Homeownership -- Housing affordability -- Housing bubbles -- It's supply, not demand -- Portland housing -- Smart growth and crime -- Portland planning implodes -- Why planners fail -- The planning profession -- The history of planning -- The ideal communist city -- Urban renewal in the United States -- From radiant city to smart growth -- Typical planning methods -- Transportation planning -- Planning vs. chaos -- The benefits of the automobile -- Costs exaggerated -- The panic over peak oil -- Planning for congestion -- Building auto-hostile streets -- The rail transit hoax -- Transportation myths -- Why government fails -- Power and rationality -- Legislators: seeking reelection -- Special interests: looking for handouts -- Bureaucrats: maximizing budgets -- The executive: distracted by detail -- Courts and voters: the last lines of defense -- Instead of planning -- 246 varieties of cheese -- Make the market work -- Turn open-access resources into property -- Protect public goods with trusts -- Understand government's limits -- Reforming public land management -- Reforming transportation -- Reforming land use -- The American dream
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 416 p.
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)643097330
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10379648

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