Sandy Ikeda is a professor of economics at Purchase College, SUNY, and the author of The Dynamics of the Mixed Economy: Toward a Theory of Interventionism.
Great cities and free markets work from the bottom up, driven by the individual actions of the people who live in them. Consequently, they respond in similar ways to large-scale, top-down planning: very unpredictably.
Rulers have attempted to impress their vision onto the living flesh of cities since at least ancient Rome. But large-scale urban planning came into its own in the 20th century, and the negative unintended consequences – cycling through an endless process of government intervention – have never been more apparent. Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs that make up New York City, is
Want to know more about Student For Liberty’s impact, new initiatives, and other efforts made to advance liberty around the world?
Sign up for our email newsletter to stay connected.