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"On the one hand, there is a sensible libertarian-style market-oriented solution to allocating a scarce resource (parking); on the other hand, there are comments about how we need more "affordable housing," which is to say housing that is either subsidized or rent-controlled."

I don't consider market-oriented to mean libertarian. I can like the use of markets to set prices, the use of pricing as signalling, etc without either A. considering there to be anything "just" in market generated distributions of wealth, income or utility B. discounting a range of externalities and market failures, including some pretty soft ones (like the benefit of an SES diverse neighborhood, say)

If you assume market-oriented implies libertarian, you may find cognitive dissonance where none exists.

by AWalkerInTheCity on Dec 10, 2012 11:32 am • linkreport

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