I’ve set an informal goal for myself of sending out something to this mailing list each and every week, and Wednesday by default seems to have become the day I do that. This week work and home responsibilities have prevented me from doing a full post.
However, I did want to recommend a Niskanen Center blog post from last year by Joshua McCabe: “How the SALT Deduction Subsidizes Opportunity Hoarding” (“SALT” = “state and local taxes”). When you combine McCabe’s argument with an argument I previously made in my post about Judith Rich Harris, “How do schools and parents matter?”, I think it provides what (as an ex-physics major) I’d call a “unified theory” regarding the problem of housing affordability in Howard County. Hopefully I’ll have time to sketch that overall argument out in next week’s post.