Geographic Mobility


, California Globe
California Globe Interview with Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek
Steven Greenhut

From California Globe:

Many Californian cities still haven’t fully gotten out of the Great Recession from over a decade ago. Some, like Stockton, have only recently come out of financial…

, Mercatus
Land use and homesharing regulation
Nick Zaiac

In 2016, the city of Chicago passed a series of restrictions on those who offer short-term rentals via homesharing platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway. These restrictions effectively ended the use…

Todd Hitt’s testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business
Eli Lehrer

From the testimony of Todd Hitt to U.S. House Committee on Small Business:
Writing in National Affairs in 2014, Eli Lehrer and Lori Sanders of the R Street Institute also tied geographic mobility…

, California Policy Center
Formerly bankrupt Stockton is fiscally healthy again, but offers warning to others
Steven Greenhut

Two mid-sized California cities, Irvine and Stockton, have topped a national list of financially healthy governments compiled by an influential watchdog group. Irvine’s top ranking shouldn’t…

, The Hill
Free-market reforms will be key to maintaining America’s economic growth

July’s economic data presented good news for the U.S. economy, with reported job growth coming in above economists’ projections and a steady unemployment rate at 4.3 percent. However, it’s been…

Upward mobility in the on-demand economy
Eli Lehrer

The following remarks were delivered at the June 29, 2016 R Street event “Boost or Barrier? Upward mobility in the on-demand economy.”

The mutual-fund prospectuses that I quickly direct to my…

The future of work
Eli Lehrer

The attached policy study appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of National Affairs. 

In recent years, more than a few Americans in public life have spoken of a revolutionary “gig economy”…

R Street applauds introduction of the American Worker Mobility Act

WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2014) – The R Street Institute welcomed news of the introduction of H.R. 4033, the American Worker Mobility Act, sponsored by Reps. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., and Tony Cárdenas,…

, Reuters
More Americans should work abroad

On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner told members of the press that though immigration is “an important issue in our country” (thanks for that, John), it will be difficult to move immigration…

, The Weekly Standard
Let’s Move: A better approach to poverty

The following piece was co-authored by R Street President Eli Lehrer.

President Obama’s State of the Union speech brimmed with ideas to increase upward mobility and spur job creation—most of…