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In Vienna, public housing is affordable and desirable

May 3, 2021
Nearly 3 in 5 Viennese live in "social housing," and many say it's one reason the city ranks high in quality of life.
Social housing is subsidized by a tax on every Austrian paycheck, amounting to the equivalent of almost $300 million a year for Vienna.
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How national and state parks are handling COVID-19 closures

Mar 30, 2020
Hundreds of parks have closed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. But many remain open, and some are even waiving entrance fees.
A closed sign is posted in front of a parking lot at China Camp State Park on March 25, 2020 in San Rafael, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all parking lots at state parks and beaches to be closed in an effort to discourage people from visiting.
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Is health care a "private good" or a "public good" during a pandemic?

Mar 13, 2020
Dan Mendelson, founder of healthcare advisory consultancy Avalere Health, argues that healthcare is a legitimate public good in times of pandemics.
A sign directing visitors to the fever clinic is pictured at the entrance to the Gold Coast University Hospital in Australia.
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