It’s no secret how I feel about zoning. Zoning doesn’t work, it’s a severe abrogation of property rights, it doesn’t solve a single problem, it stifles the economy, and it creates bad neighbors. Recently, one of my favorite radio shows, Free Talk Live, dedicated an entire show to zoning, presenting arguments and all sorts of good information showing why zoning is awful and should be abolished. The show originally aired on 1/22/05 for two hours. You can listen to the first hour here and the second hour here. Both files are .mp3 files, about 5.4MB, and about 45 minutes in length.
If you listen to both hours of this show and you’re still in favor of zoning, please email me and explain how that can possibly be the case.