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Massachusetts is already one of the most anti-growth places in the nation; it does not need to become more hostile toward new homebuilding. But that is exactly what will happen if Chapter 40B, the law that permits developers to bypass local land-use regulations in unaffordable communities if about a quarter of the proposed new units are affordable, is repealed by referendum next month. Massachusetts must grow and change to continue being an engine of economic innovation: we need fewer, not more, barriers to building.


Glaeser, Edward L. "To Grow, the State Needs 40B." Boston Globe, October 7, 2010.