Property rights

Colorado House Bill 1334: Inclusionary zoning makes housing less affordable

Colorado House Bill 1334: Inclusionary zoning makes housing less affordable

Inclusionary zoning modestly benefits a few chosen families, but it does nothing to make housing more broadly affordable. The legislature would be wise to avoid giving that authority to counties.

By Randal O'Toole · April 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Gold Dome, Politics, Property rights, Randal O'Toole
U.S. Representative Jared Polis

Lomax: Don’t Get Fooled Again By Anti-Fracking Congressman Jared Polis

An example of Polis aiding anti-fracking activists came during the historic September 2013 floods — Polis legitimized the “ban fracking” activists by demanding a congressional hearing into the “toxic spills.”

By Simon Lomax · January 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Property rights
Blake: Stadium name change hangs in the mile high air

Blake: Stadium name change hangs in the mile high air

Denver voters are predictably socialist when it comes to supporting professional sports. They’re happy to pay even though the prime beneficiaries are the private owners of the sports teams.

By Peter Blake · January 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Peter Blake, Property rights, Sports, Taxes
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National green groups pull the strings in ‘local’ anti-fracking campaigns

Clearly, anti-fracking activists in Colorado must be hoping public officials and the press can’t remember what happened two years ago.

By Simon Lomax · January 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Energy, Environment, Politics, Property rights
Glendale's eminent domain abuse a threat to property rights

Glendale's eminent domain abuse a threat to property rights

Across the country, legislatures and the public have soundly and routinely rejected eminent domain for private development.

By Nasrin Kholghy · June 15, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Glendale, Politics, Property rights
Tax Increment Financing wrong way to fund downtown Steamboat Springs improvements

Tax Increment Financing wrong way to fund downtown Steamboat Springs improvements

Simply put, they want someone else to pay. The URA/TIF in this context is essentially nothing more than a form of legally sanctioned crony capitalism.

By Scott L. Ford · May 28, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Politics, Property rights, Steamboat Springs
Blake: Is Glendale really the 'Vatican of Liberty?'

Blake: Is Glendale really the 'Vatican of Liberty?'

At a 2013 gun-rights rally Dunafon referred to his small (0.6 square miles, 4,200 residents) enclave inside Denver as “the Vatican of liberty.” But it’s looking more like the Vatican and less like liberty now.

By Peter Blake · May 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Civil Liberties, Featured, Peter Blake, Property rights