Category: Environment and Enterprise Institute

Giving With One Hand, Taking Away with the Other: Competing Government Policies Both Promote and Deny Homeownership Opportunities for Minorities, by David Almasi

Giving With One Hand, Taking Away with the Other: Competing Government Policies Both Promote and Deny Homeownership Opportunities for Minorities, by David Almasi

It's three steps forward, but two steps back. Policies removing barriers to minority homeownership are favored by governments, but the competing objective of combating the perceived threat of urban sprawl by some of these governments is simultaneously restricting homeownership opportunities ...
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A Different Standard for the Powerful Means no Environmental Justice from Washington, by Syd Gernstein

A Different Standard for the Powerful Means no Environmental Justice from Washington, by Syd Gernstein

New Visions Commentary /
Laws are supposed to make our society orderly and protect the public interest. But red tape can overwhelm and actually cause more harm than good. The process can also be corrupted. Take, for instance, "environmental justice." This policy empowers the ...
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Civil Rights Commission Should Address the Economic Impact of Environmental Justice Policies, by David Almasi

Civil Rights Commission Should Address the Economic Impact of Environmental Justice Policies, by David Almasi

Over the past few years, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hasn't been known for promoting racial harmony. Chairman Mary Frances Berry is a stalwart liberal who rules the Commission with an iron fist. Critics accuse her of using the ...
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Brownfields Revitalization Cuts Urban Blight, Suburban Sprawl, by Syd Gernstein

Brownfields Revitalization Cuts Urban Blight, Suburban Sprawl, by Syd Gernstein

As concern over "urban sprawl" intensifies, the Bush Administration is coming to the rescue by making it easier to revitalize decaying city infrastructures. This will both lessen the need for cities to expand and create new jobs and new sources ...
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A Different Standard for the Powerful Means no Environmental Justice from Washington, by Syd Gernstein

A Different Standard for the Powerful Means no Environmental Justice from Washington, by Syd Gernstein

Laws are supposed to make our society orderly and protect the public interest. But red tape can overwhelm and actually cause more harm than good. The process can also be corrupted. Take, for instance, "environmental justice." This policy empowers the ...
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Civil Rights Commission Needs to Assess the Economic Impact of Environmental Justice Policies, by David Almasi

Civil Rights Commission Needs to Assess the Economic Impact of Environmental Justice Policies, by David Almasi

New Visions Commentary /
Over the past few years, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hasn't been known for promoting racial harmony. Chairman Mary Frances Berry is a stalwart liberal who rules the Commission with an iron fist. Critics accuse her of using the ...
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Brownfield Revitalization Cuts Urban Blight, Suburban Sprawl, by Syd Gernstein

Brownfield Revitalization Cuts Urban Blight, Suburban Sprawl, by Syd Gernstein

New Visions Commentary /
As concern over "urban sprawl" intensifies, the Bush Administration is coming to the rescue by making it easier to revitalize decaying city infrastructures. This will both lessen the need for cities to expand and create new jobs and new sources ...
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Act With Patience or Panic? The EPA Lets Demographics Decide, by Syd Gernstein

Act With Patience or Panic? The EPA Lets Demographics Decide, by Syd Gernstein

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published December 2001 by The National Center for Public Policy Research * 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Residents of the ...
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Patience or Panic? The EPA Seems to Let Demographics Decide, by Syd Gernstein

Patience or Panic? The EPA Seems to Let Demographics Decide, by Syd Gernstein

National Policy Analysis #380 /
Residents of the affluent Spring Valley community in Washington, D.C. will wake up this Christmas morning to open presents, eat coffeecake and maybe even brush snow off their SUVs and Mercedes as they have the past 15 years. Despite Spring ...
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