Category: Columns

Coronavirus crisis may drive turn to suburbs

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – A decade ago, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, business analysts and policymakers thought they saw a turn toward a new urbanism. Downtown lofts and dense developments were the vogue. There was an…

Time for Fauci to go

By Kevin Roche Especially when we have a President as, er, volatile and impulsive, as the current one (not saying that is always bad), it is good to have people around him or her in a crisis who appear more…

How do you think this pandemic ends?

By Kevin Roche There are only two ways that this epidemic ends.  One is by population immunity that makes transmission rare, and one is eradication of the virus.  The latter is simply not going to happen.  The former can be…

There are two coronavirus strategies

By Kevin Roche Periodically reviewing the big picture in regard to the coronavirus epidemic can be useful.  Once it becomes apparent that there is a widespread infectious disease epidemic, there are two basic strategies that can be employed to address…