The Negative Impact of Government Policies on the Built Environment

Housing Science, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 131-140, 1981

10 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July 21, 2011

Abstract

Governmental intervention into the economy has exacerbated the negative effects of the energy crisis on the built environment. Examples considered include three explicit attempted ameliorations of the problem, and two programs originally intended for other purposes, but with harmful impacts on the built environment. These include: construction insulation subsidies, building codes requiring operating windows, encouragement of solar, wind power, zoning legislation and, rent control.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., The Negative Impact of Government Policies on the Built Environment (July 21, 2011). Housing Science, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 131-140, 1981. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1892387

Walter E. Block (Contact Author)

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