Smoking and lung cancer in the USA

@OwenJones84 superb essay on @UKIP threat to @UKLabour

Read the whole superb essay by a self-described left-wing columnist at To take on Ukip, the left needs to do more than champion the abstract idea of immigration

New Study Calculates Impact of Regulations on Housing

Urban Liberty

Sandy Ikeda and Emily Washington of George Mason University’s Mercatus Center published a new paper yesterday looking at how zoning regulations, like minimum lot sizes, minimum parking requirements, inclusionary zoning and urban growth boundaries restrict the supply of housing, driving up its cost.

In the introduction, they write:

Despite the economic opportunities afforded by places such as New York and San Francisco, many such cities are not experiencing the population growth one would expect to see because regulations make it difficult to expand building in coastal cities. Rather than moving to where the best opportunities are, people are moving to where new housing is abundant, such as the rapidly growing Sun Belt cities of Houston and Atlanta. As Ryan Avent explains in The Gated City, “America has made its most productive locations ever less accessible. The best opportunities are found in one place, and for some reason most Americans are…

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Increase in real New Zealand household incomes since 1982 – before and after housing costs

It is those below median household income that are suffering more from rising housing costs in New Zealand since 1982. Those on low incomes in particular have suffered the most.

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Source: Bryan Perry, Household Incomes in New Zealand: trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2014 – Ministry of Social Development, Wellington (August 2015), Tables D3 and D4.

The data for the lowest decile is somewhat unreliable because there are so many implausibly low and zero incomes in that decile.

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Democracy in the Middle East

% young adults still living with their parents in Europe

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