The Bipartisan Cry of 'Not in My Backyard'

The Bipartisan Cry of ‘Not in My Backyard’, Emily Badger, The New York Times, August 21, 2018, available here

Liberals and conservatives clearly prefer to live in different kinds of communities. Liberals say they prefer more urban, walkable neighborhoods, and conservatives less dense communities with larger homes. But studies show that homeowners of both parties support restricting development around them. And they do so in spite of their own ideologies — whether conservative voters might otherwise value free markets, or whether liberals value policies that aid the poor.

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