Economics/Class Relations

It’s Time to Abolish Single-Family Zoning

A while back someone asked me what one single wedge issue policy proposal might be that would have the effect of advancing class struggle. The answer to that is astoundingly simple and obvious. If you want to ignite a real class-war, then start agitating for the abolition of zoning laws. You will see suburbanites of all races, religions, and political affiliations suddenly stockpiling weapons and building bunkers and barricades to keep the rabble out.

Charles Marohn

The American Conservative

hen it comes to housing policy, we conservatives run the risk of becoming a caricature of ourselves, long on reactionary impulse but short on principle. In a recent National Review headline, “Biden and Dems are Set To Abolish the Suburbs,” Stanley Kurtz leads a parade of incoherence on the topic.

What has Kurtz and others so exercised is the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation and the potential that a President Biden will use it to destroy the suburbs and all that is sacred in this country. In a bit of melodrama, Kurtz contends:


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