Auto Idolatry

America’s car culture is a form of national idolatry. The United States has prostrated itself to the automobile. Even if you don’t believe there is a God, I invite you to bear with me as I use this spiritual analogy to make a point about what our vehicle use, built …

We All Just Want to Belong

As a nation, as a state, and as a city, we’re faced with issues where people are in direct opposition to one another. It’s easy to develop an “us” vs. “them” mentality about almost any issue. We can get caught up in the divide (pointing out how ignorant, selfish, or fundamentally flawed …

What is a subsidy?

In talking about affordable housing, transportation, development and other issues related to urban growth, the term “subsidy” often pops up. It’s generally used pejoratively and seems to refer to such a large variety of situations that the meaning can start to get a little murky. So I thought that before I write …