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Will Wilkinson
Artisanal takes for the discerning take-consumer (and more!) from Will Wilkinson.
Created 25 Nov 2018
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  • Q, Trust, and You
    01 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 22 16
    (Credit: Getty Images) Subscribe now The QAnon conspiracy narrative is built from absolutely insane pieces and lots of people believe in it. I knew that already. But it hits differently when you see i...
  • Does Zoning Cause Racism? Does Negative Polarization Cause Woke YIMBY Reform?
    24 Jun 2021 • 11 min read • 11 2
    The ethos of exclusionary zoning Subscribe now It’s now widely known that the distinctive American style of zoning developed to segregate populations by race and class. By the late 19th century, the A...
  • There's Nothing Especially Democratic about Local Control of Land Use
    16 Jun 2021 • 13 min read • 11 6
    People who are well represented by their local government Subscribe now California Senate Bill 50, legislation developed by Scott Weiner, a pro-housing state senator, would have made it easier for dev...
  • NIMBYism and the Externalities of Non-Development
    14 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 20 7
    Homeless encampment, Los Angeles (Credit: Getty Images) Subscribe now It’s conventional wisdom that land use regulation, like zoning, is a “local issue.” It isn’t, really. As David Schleicher and I re...
  • David Roberts, Jeet Heer, and Me
    02 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    Last week I showed up on David Roberts’ Voltscast (which we recorded a couple months ago) and Jeet Heer’s Morbid Symptoms podcast. It was a riot chatting with both of these grandmasters of the intelle...
  • RSVP
    02 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 1
    Chapter 7 RSVP Read more
  • Shrinking California
    02 Jun 2021 • 10 min read • 8 7
    Come for the wildfires. Stay for the unaffordable housing and homeless camps. Subscribe now California’s population is shrinking. The Los Angeles Times reported: California lost 182,083 people in 2020...
  • Now Back to Your Regular Programming
    21 May 2021 21 15
    Future surfer, Venice Beach Read more
  • Americans for Prosperity
    04 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    As promised, here’s an excerpt — the prologue and first three chapters — of the partial novel, Americans for Prosperity, I wrote for my 2015 creative writing MFA thesis at the University of Houston. T...
  • Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts
    29 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 5
    Hey everybody, This is just a little update about some recent podcast appearances and some other developments. First, “other developments.” Sorta big news, actually. Kerry, Felix, Ottavia, Winston (th...