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There is nothing problematic about private zoning; it occurs whenever people make geographical decisions. If these are inefficient, entrepreneurs responsible lose money and have less command over resources. There are great difficulties with public zoning; when they err, there is no similar market feed-back mechanism. As to the internalization of externalities, the usual defense of governmental interference with real estate markets, these can be attained, better, under a system of private enterprise. We also probe into the relationship between zoning and health.

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This page is a summary of: The case against zoning, International Journal of Ethics and Systems, July 2021, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijoes-03-2021-0070.
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