Lawrence Solomon: How cities made a huge mistake in promoting cycling

(December 1, 2017) Cycling lanes consume more space than they free up, add to pollution and drain the public purse.
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Lawrence Solomon: To solve Canada’s social housing problem, we should look to Britain’s privatization schemes

(May 30, 2017) Theresa May has unveiled a build-rent-buy program that in one stroke promises to boost home construction, house the needy, and incentivize them to become homeowners.

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Lawrence Solomon: How city politicians are helping Amazon destroy your favourite local retailers

(April 21, 2017) Brick-and-mortar stores are falling by the thousands, but don’t blame Amazon — it’s municipalities that are wielding the wrecking ball.

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Lawrence Solomon: Who’s to blame for Toronto’s crazy real estate market? Surprise! It’s politicians

(March 16, 2017) Eliminate discrimination against tenants and the housing bubble would quickly disappear.

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Lawrence Solomon: Housing shortage? What housing shortage?

(August 18, 2016) Politicians could put to bed the lament of high housing costs by restoring freedom and common sense.

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Lawrence Solomon: Europe is planning to deport hundreds of thousands of Muslims

(February 8, 2016) Canada has been coming perilously close to repeating Europe’s errors.

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Lawrence Solomon: Subways, profitable subways

(October 6, 2014) Politics have transformed once economic subways into an unaffordable public transit option.

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