The only thing worse than having congestion is not having congestion.
The host of EconTalk, Russell Roberts of Stanford University's Hoover Institute (Twitter / personal website), joins the podcast to talk about his latest book, How Adam Smith can change your life: An unexpected guide to human nature and happiness.
Lots of fun from the field this week:
- A civic hackathon, inspired by burritos.
- Talking Strong Towns on the telly
- Neighbours decided to have some spray chalk fun of their own.
The key problem with Walmart is that it systematically depends on the poverty of communities.
Is compromise just a part of reform we should accept or would we be better off letting the unsustainable parts of our system implode so we can put our efforts where they will do the most good?
What is the Strong Town thinking on Vision Zero? New York, Seattle and Portland have recently announced programs.