The Tyranny of Free Parking

This article originally appeared in the Cato Blog. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon Should big-city governments be giving valuable city property to its wealthy residents for a pittance? The answer to that is not dependent upon political party or ideology, it would seem, yet it remains the standard practice nearly […]

Free Parking’s High Cost to Transit

This podcast originally appeared in the Cato Daily Podcast. Click here to view original posting. Featuring Ike Brannon Market pricing of on-street parking could save commuters time and energy, but locals don’t like it. Ike Brannon comments.

Parking for a Price

This article originally appeared in the Manhattan Institute. Click here to read the full article. By Bryan Weaver and Ike Brannon Last winter, a full week after the final snowstorm of the season, most of the cars parked on our block, in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C., sat untouched. It wasn’t the snow that[…..]

Subsidizing Rich and Poor

This article originally appeared in the Weekly Standard.Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon There is a vintage Corvette parked on the street nearby, a 1977 canary yellow model in perfect condition. The NADA Blue Book says it’s worth around $15,000. The car is someone’s toy: I know that because it hasn’t[…..]

Solving the Parking Problem in DuPont Circle

By Ike Brannon One of our neighbors bought a genuine London Cab a couple of years ago. Importing such a vehicle is very challenging: the new cabs off the assembly line do not meet US emissions laws and those that qualify as antiques—and thus are exempt from such standards—are usually rusted through and unusable. The[…..]