By mingling a satirical delivery along the lines of Jonathan Swift with quite serious research, The Placemaking Institute seeks to entertain while being a one-stop multimodal shop that generates discussion about transportation planning and urban design. For [liberty+principles+integrity+values] = The Placemaking Institute, a non-partisan entity that, one, espouses the idea that an open-society is an imperfect society always holding itself open to improvement; two, recognizes the absurdity of trying to reform absurdities; and, three, embraces the ethos (of Edmund Burke) “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing”; all the while chanting our mantra: “Cui bono (Who benefits)?”
David Parvo, Our Most Senior Fellow, was born on an island…and after awhile he now calls home Central Texas, which in and of itself could be construed as an island.
But enough about him. There’s much more interesting content for you to peruse elsewhere on this site.
(E.J. Mishan: “The study of economic growth is too serious to be left to the economists.”)