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Protecting Vital and Pressing Governmental Interests—A Proposal for a New Zoning Enabling Act

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Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law


One can now convincingly demonstrate that less government would result in more house at less cost. Many local communities, however, continue to regulate in a manner that either imposes subjective and costly aesthetic preferences, or arbitrarily adopts the misguided opinions of a central planner over the informed wisdom reflected in the cumulative demand of thousands of housing consumers.