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Howard Husock is vice president for policy research at the Manhattan Institute, where he is also director of its Social Entrepreneurship Initiative. A contributing editor to City Journal, he is the author of Philanthropy Under Fire (Encounter books, 2013) and the blog "Philanthropy and Society" on Forbes.com.

From 1987 through 2006, Husock served as director of case studies in public policy and management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where he was also a fellow at the Hauser Center on Nonprofit Organizations. His publications on the nonprofit sector have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Affairs, Society Magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Public Interest, and Townhall.com.

In addition, Mr. Husock has written widely on housing and urban policy, including in his book The Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake: The Failure of American Housing Policy (Ivan R. Dee, 2003) and his monograph Repairing the Ladder: Toward a New Housing Policy Paradigm (Reason Foundation, 1996). His work has also appeared in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Philanthropy, and The Wilson Quarterly. Husock is a former broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work at WGBH-TV in Boston won three Emmy awards. He is a graduate of the Boston University School of Public Communication and was a 1981-82 mid-career fellow at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Advocacy Groups
  • The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities City Journal, Winter 2000


  • Architecture
  • A Model Park City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • Nathan Glazer’s Warning City Journal, Summer 2011


  • Arts and Literature
  • A Model Park City Journal, Autumn 1999


  • Barriers to Building
  • The Frozen Neighborhood City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Appalled by Sprawl? City Journal, Spring 1999


  • Business and Economy
  • The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities City Journal, Winter 2000
  • About the Next Crisis The New York Sun, 07-29-08
  • Housing Goals We Can't Afford The New York Times, 12-11-08
  • A Bush-Clinton Idea The New York Sun, 10-24-07
  • What Barney Frank Doesn't Grasp: Lending Mandates Hurt The Poor Investor's Business Daily, 10-09-08
  • Subprime Lending Worth Keeping RealClearPolitics, 03-11-07
  • Racing To Save ShoreBank, Spawn Of CRA Investor's Business Daily, 05-14-10
  • A Better Site Visit Philanthropy Roundtable, 01-21-04
  • New Ideas People Philanthropy Roundtable, 07-31-04
  • Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, and Howard Husock discuss her Issues 2012 paper, “Pipelines are Safest for Transportation of Oil and Gas.“ Podcast: Interview, June 18, 2012
  • The Dangers of Quasi-Capitalism National Affairs, 01-07-13
  • Obama's SOTU and What Government Shouldn't Do Forbes.com, 02-14-13
  • John Paulson's Smart (New) Bet Forbes.com, 02-25-13
  • The Obama Budget Proposal: Tax Increase on Charity Forbes.com, 04-10-13
  • "Public Service" Loan Forgiveness: A Flawed White House Aid Plan Forbes.com, 08-27-13
  • The High Cost of Starting Out The New York Times, 09-15-13
  • The Problem With Serving The "Underserved" The Hill, 04-29-14
  • Minimum Wage Reality Check For Obama Forbes.com, 05-30-14
  • 'Mixed-Income' Housing Won't Spur Upward Mobility Wall Street Journal, 07-02-14
  • Citigroup Settlement's Fine Print: Government Housing Hubris Forbes.com, 07-23-14


  • Charter Schools
  • Parks, Schools and Bill de Blasio: Risking Mediocrity For Fairness Forbes.com, 02-20-14


  • Children and Family
  • How the Agency Saved My Father City Journal, Spring 1999
  • Why Hollywood Loves Johnny Cash—and not Merle Haggard Books and Culture, 13 January 2006
  • More Marriage Penalties The New York Sun, 11-16-07
  • Puffing The Projects New York Post, 06-08-09
  • The High Cost of Starting Out The New York Times, 09-15-13


  • Crime
  • Crime-Wave Blues Diarist, Autumn 2002
  • Why Hollywood Loves Johnny Cash—and not Merle Haggard Books and Culture, 13 January 2006
  • Prison To Work New York Post, 05-20-08
  • A Conservative Agenda For Cities Washington Examiner, 02-24-10
  • From Prison to a Paycheck Wall Street Journal, 08-04-12


  • Culture and Society
  • Lion in a Jungle Diarist, Spring 2002
  • The Real Miracle Diarist, Spring 2004
  • America’s Most Successful Communist City Journal, Summer 2005
  • Gefilte Economics The New York Sun, 04-04-07
  • Open Season on Wealthy Donors: The Atlantic Swings and Misses Forbes.com, 04-01-13
  • Peter Singer's Seductive and Dangerous Anti-Charity Reasoning Forbes, 08-15-13
  • The High Cost of Starting Out The New York Times, 09-15-13
  • Obama's Misguided SOTU Call To Philanthropy Forbes.com, 01-29-14
  • A Connecticut Yankee in Appalachia City Journal, Spring 2014


  • Economic Development
  • Appalled by Sprawl? City Journal, Spring 1999
  • Enterprising Van Drivers Collide with Regulation City Journal, Winter 1996
  • New York’s Unsung Taxi Triumph City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Jim Manzi and Howard Husock discuss the implications of the Waxman-Markey climate-energy bill Podcast: Interview, June 4, 2009
  • Reinventing Public Housing: Is the Atlanta Model Right for Your City? CitiesOnAHill.org, 12-07-09
  • The Bangladesh Fire and Corporate Social Responsibility Forbes.com, 05-02-13


  • Education
  • Howard Husock interviews Marcus A. Winters about his study 'Building on the Basics: The Impact of High Stakes Testing on Low Stakes Subjects' Podcast: Interview, July 2, 2008
  • Marcus Winters discusses his report "Grading New York: An Evaluation of New York City's Progress Reports Program" with Howard Husock Podcast: Interview, November 14, 2008
  • Howard Husock interviews Temp Keller about his work Podcast: Interview, April 22, 2009
  • Obama's SOTU and What Government Shouldn't Do Forbes.com, 02-14-13
  • Expanding Pre-K Education: How Philanthropy Could Do the Job Better than Obama Forbes.com, 04-25-13
  • Not from the Government, Here to Help (5); Father Scully's Calling Forbes.com, 10-13-13
  • Bill Gates And The Common Core: Did He Really Do Anything Wrong? Forbes.com, 06-18-14


  • Energy
  • Dr. Gilbert Metcalf discusses his newest report 'Taxing Energy in the United States: Which Fuels Does the Tax Code Favor? ' Podcast: Interview, January 15, 2009
  • Jim Manzi and Howard Husock discuss the implications of the Waxman-Markey climate-energy bill Podcast: Interview, June 4, 2009
  • Robert Bryce discusses his new book, Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future, with Howard Husock Podcast: Interview, June 4, 2010
  • Drew Thornley discusses how to resolve the fight between state and regional interests versus federal interests over transmission Podcast: Interview, September 22, 2010
  • Dr. Gilbert Metcalf explains how financing the grid can be done with private money Podcast: Interview, September 22, 2010
  • Robert Bryce, Senior Fellow at the Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, and Howard Husock discuss his issue brief, �Is There Still a Case for Coal?� Podcast: Interview, June 1, 2012
  • Mark Mills discusses his new report for The Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, "Unleashing the North American Energy Colossus: Hydrocarbons Can Fuel Growth and Prosperity" Podcast: Interview, July 5, 2012


  • Environment
  • Jim Manzi and Howard Husock discuss the implications of the Waxman-Markey climate-energy bill Podcast: Interview, June 4, 2009
  • Mark Mills discusses his new report for The Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, "Unleashing the North American Energy Colossus: Hydrocarbons Can Fuel Growth and Prosperity" Podcast: Interview, July 5, 2012


  • Ethnicity
  • How the Agency Saved My Father City Journal, Spring 1999
  • Lion in a Jungle Diarist, Spring 2002


  • Faith Based Programs
  • How the Agency Saved My Father City Journal, Spring 1999


  • Foreign Affairs
  • Lion in a Jungle Diarist, Spring 2002
  • Slums of Hope City Journal, Winter 2009


  • Government Reform
  • Let’s Break Up the Big Cities City Journal, Winter 1998
  • Let’s Break Up the Big Cities Civic Bulletin, May 1998
  • Adios, San Fernando Valley City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • Obama's SOTU and What Government Shouldn't Do Forbes.com, 02-14-13
  • Gang of 8 Bill and Immigrant Assimilation: Opportunity for Philanthropy Forbes.com, 06-12-13


  • Healthcare
  • Sean Khozin discusses over-the-counter genomics testing and the integration of technology into the direct care model. Podcast: Interview, May 25, 2010
  • William C. Carpenter discusses fraud, waste, and abuse in New York’s Medicaid program, as well as how to design better, less expensive Medicaid options that also improve health outcomes. Podcast: Interview, October 13, 2010


  • Higher Education
  • Herb London discusses whether college and university presidents are paid too much with Howard Husock. - Part 1 Podcast: Interview, December 9, 2011
  • Herb London discusses whether college and university presidents are paid too much with Howard Husock. - Part 2 Podcast: Interview, December 9, 2011
  • Herb London and Howard Husock discuss two situations in the United Kingdom and the controversial admission of political figures from the Middle East. Podcast: Interview, January 17, 2012
  • Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the important new Supreme Court case Fisher v. Texas and the role of race in college admissions. Podcast: Interview, February 23, 2012
  • Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the role of race in college admissions. Podcast: Interview, February 23, 2012
  • Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the recent Claremont College SAT scandal. Podcast: Interview, February 23, 2012
  • Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke and the resulting protests in Professor Steve Landsburg's classroom. Podcast: Interview, March 16, 2012
  • Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the latest California Association of Scholars study on politicization of the universities. Podcast: Interview, April 12, 2012
  • Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the firing of Naomi Schaefer Riley. Podcast: Interview, May 9, 2012
  • Herb London and Howard Husock talk about tenure in universities. Podcast: Interview, May 10, 2012
  • Herb London and Howard Husock discuss the recent AEI report, "College Rankings Inflation: Are You Overpaying for Prestige?" Podcast: Interview, June 18, 2012
  • "Public Service" Loan Forgiveness: A Flawed White House Aid Plan Forbes.com, 08-27-13


  • History
  • How the Agency Saved My Father City Journal, Spring 1999
  • Uplifting the “Dangerous Classes” City Journal, Winter 2008


  • Homelessness
  • The Housing Reform That Backfired City Journal, Summer 2004


  • Housing and Redevelopment
  • Appalled by Sprawl? City Journal, Spring 1999
  • It’s Time to Take Habitat for Humanity Seriously City Journal, Summer 1995
  • We Don’t Need Subsidized Housing City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Let’s End Housing Vouchers City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Don’t Let CDCs Fool You City Journal, Summer 2001
  • How Charlotte Is Revolutionizing Public Housing City Journal, Spring 2000
  • A Public Housing Victory City Journal, 29 March 2002
  • America's Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake: The Failure of American Housing Policy Book, 2003
  • How Public Housing Harms Cities City Journal, Winter 2003
  • Real Public Housing Reform City Journal, Spring 2003
  • Housing Humbug City Journal, Autumn 2002
  • The Frozen Neighborhood City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities City Journal, Winter 2000
  • A Model Park City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • The Housing Reform That Backfired City Journal, Summer 2004
  • Jane Jacobs, 1916–2006 City Journal, 27 April 2006 (updated from Winter 1994)
  • Nobody Does it Better Wall Street Journal, 10-24-08
  • Slums of Hope City Journal, Winter 2009
  • Don't Blame Rangel for His Rent The New York Sun, 07-14-08
  • Pretext for Lawsuits The New York Sun, 05-01-07
  • Mayor Must Reconsider 'Affordable' The Boston Globe, 01-02-06
  • Our Own Private Fannie? Wall Street Journal, 09-27-04
  • Subsidy is Poor Foundation for Housing The Boston Herald, 12-09-03
  • Public housing developments bring Hope but history says projects call for caution Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 02-15-04
  • Working Poor: Housing Hope New York Post, 03-02-04
  • Puffing The Projects New York Post, 06-08-09
  • The Affordable-Housing Pact: A Flawed Remedy For Suburbs The Journal News, 08-30-09
  • Housing as Busing City Journal, Autumn 2009
  • Housing As Busing Forbes.com, 10-28-09
  • Public Housing’s Hidden Costs to Cities The New York Sun, 01-07-03
  • Reinventing Public Housing: Is the Atlanta Model Right for Your City? CitiesOnAHill.org, 12-07-09
  • Public Housing and Rental Subsidies Cato Institute, 06-01-09
  • A Perilous 'Rescue' for NYC Housing New York Post, 03-17-10
  • Prison To Work New York Post, 05-20-08
  • Housing Goals We Can't Afford The New York Times, 12-11-08
  • More Marriage Penalties The New York Sun, 11-16-07
  • Reinventing Public Housing Washington Times, 11-08-10
  • Atlanta’s Public-Housing Revolution City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • A Housing Scam in Jeopardy The New York Sun, 05-03-03
  • Sell the Buildings, Too The New York Sun, 06-05-07
  • Sins of Omission , 10-18-06
  • Innovation Can Save Our Public Housing New York Daily News, 06-26-13
  • The Frozen City City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • The Frozen City The Epoch Times, 08-15-13
  • A Better Way To Back NYCHA New York Daily News, 08-20-13
  • The Problem With Serving The "Underserved" The Hill, 04-29-14
  • Faint Housing Hope New York Post, 05-06-14
  • A Path Forward For Affordable Housing New York Daily News, 05-01-14
  • The Fannie And Freddie Reform Logjam Forbes.com, 05-19-14
  • 'Mixed-Income' Housing Won't Spur Upward Mobility Wall Street Journal, 07-02-14
  • Citigroup Settlement's Fine Print: Government Housing Hubris Forbes.com, 07-23-14
  • New York’s Rent-Burdened Households: Recalculating the Total, Finding a Better Solution Issue Brief, August 2014
  • The Killer Flaws Of de Blasio's Housing Plan New York Post, 09-08-14


  • Immigration
  • Merits of a Virtual Fence Washington Times, 10-19-09
  • Bring Back Assimilation The New York Sun, 05-13-08
  • Gang of 8 Bill and Immigrant Assimilation: Opportunity for Philanthropy Forbes.com, 06-12-13


  • Law Enforcement
  • Crime-Wave Blues Diarist, Autumn 2002


  • Legal Issues
  • A Public Housing Victory City Journal, 29 March 2002
  • Howard Husock interview James Copland on his new report, "Regulation by Prosecution: The Problems with Treating Corporations as Criminals" Podcast: Interview, December 21, 2011
  • Howard Husock interviews James Copland about how labor unions are targeting their shareholder proposal efforts over non-traditional industries like retail and financial services industries Podcast: Interview, March 21, 2011
  • Howard Husock interviews James Copland about how labor unions and individual activists are making serious efforts to alter the corporate governance structure of corporations. Podcast: Interview, March 8, 2011
  • Howard Husock interviews James Copland about executive compensation and union sway over the proxy ballot process. Podcast: Interview, February 23, 2011
  • Pelz's Point The New York Sun, 01-26-07
  • Citigroup Settlement's Fine Print: Government Housing Hubris Forbes.com, 07-23-14


  • Litigation Industry
  • Pelz's Point The New York Sun, 01-26-07


  • Love and Sex
  • Why Hollywood Loves Johnny Cash—and not Merle Haggard Books and Culture, 13 January 2006


  • National Politics
  • The Solyndra-ization of Philanthropy Wall Street Journal, 10-28-11
  • New Ideas People Philanthropy Roundtable, 07-31-04
  • Guns Are Butter The New York Sun, 02-03-05
  • Sins of Omission , 10-18-06
  • Obama's Inaugural Address and the Limits of Government Forbes.com, 01-23-13
  • Obama's SOTU and What Government Shouldn't Do Forbes.com, 02-14-13
  • The IRS Scandal And Real Non-Profit Lobbying We Should Worry About Forbes.com, 05-14-13
  • Innovation Can Save Our Public Housing New York Daily News, 06-26-13
  • Time to Fix the Charitable Deduction Politico, 07-12-13
  • Tax Reform and Philanthropy (II) Forbes.com, 07-16-13
  • "Public Service" Loan Forgiveness: A Flawed White House Aid Plan Forbes.com, 08-27-13
  • 60 Minutes and the Gates, Buffet "Giving Pledge": What They Got Right--and Wrong Forbes.com, 11-19-13
  • White House Tax Plan Would Be Grinch For Blue State Charity Forbes.com, 12-18-13
  • Tax Reform Plan Could Cut Charitable Giving Washington Examiner, 12-26-13
  • Obama's Misguided SOTU Call To Philanthropy Forbes.com, 01-29-14
  • On Charity And Mortgage Interest: Obama Mistakes His Wife For A Hat Forbes.com, 03-18-14
  • Lesson For April 15: Why Government Can't Replace Charity Forbes.com, 04-10-14
  • The Problem With Serving The "Underserved" The Hill, 04-29-14
  • The Fannie And Freddie Reform Logjam Forbes.com, 05-19-14
  • Minimum Wage Reality Check For Obama Forbes.com, 05-30-14
  • The Brother's Keeper Philanthropy Controversy Forbes.com, 08-14-14


  • New York City
  • New York’s Unsung Taxi Triumph City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • The Frozen Neighborhood City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The Housing Reform That Backfired City Journal, Summer 2004
  • Why Hollywood Loves Johnny Cash—and not Merle Haggard Books and Culture, 13 January 2006
  • Uplifting the “Dangerous Classes” City Journal, Winter 2008
  • Puffing The Projects New York Post, 06-08-09
  • Housing as Busing City Journal, Autumn 2009
  • Housing As Busing Forbes.com, 10-28-09
  • Public Housing’s Hidden Costs to Cities The New York Sun, 01-07-03
  • Disaggregating Public Purposes Society, 07-20-11
  • Sell the Buildings, Too The New York Sun, 06-05-07
  • The 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert: Following the Money Forbes.com, 12-08-12
  • The Frozen City City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • The Frozen City The Epoch Times, 08-15-13
  • A Better Way To Back NYCHA New York Daily News, 08-20-13
  • Social Service Graft And The Met Council New York Daily News, 09-27-13
  • Faint Housing Hope New York Post, 05-06-14
  • A Path Forward For Affordable Housing New York Daily News, 05-01-14
  • New York’s Rent-Burdened Households: Recalculating the Total, Finding a Better Solution Issue Brief, August 2014
  • The Killer Flaws Of de Blasio's Housing Plan New York Post, 09-08-14


  • New York State
  • The 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert: Following the Money Forbes.com, 12-08-12


  • NYC Economy
  • Housing As Busing Forbes.com, 10-28-09
  • Public Housing’s Hidden Costs to Cities The New York Sun, 01-07-03
  • Sell the Buildings, Too The New York Sun, 06-05-07
  • The 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert: Following the Money Forbes.com, 12-08-12
  • New York’s Rent-Burdened Households: Recalculating the Total, Finding a Better Solution Issue Brief, August 2014


  • NYC Politics
  • The Frozen Neighborhood City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Innovation Can Save Our Public Housing New York Daily News, 06-26-13
  • Parks, Schools and Bill de Blasio: Risking Mediocrity For Fairness Forbes.com, 02-20-14
  • Faint Housing Hope New York Post, 05-06-14
  • A Path Forward For Affordable Housing New York Daily News, 05-01-14
  • From Crony Capitalism To Crony Philanthropy? Forbes.com, 07-07-14
  • How Government Threatens Religious Charity Forbes.com, 07-31-14
  • The Killer Flaws Of de Blasio's Housing Plan New York Post, 09-08-14


  • NYC Schools
  • Disaggregating Public Purposes Society, 07-20-11
  • Parks, Schools and Bill de Blasio: Risking Mediocrity For Fairness Forbes.com, 02-20-14


  • Obituaries
  • Jane Jacobs, 1916–2006 City Journal, 27 April 2006 (updated from Winter 1994)


  • Other Cities
  • Lion in a Jungle Diarist, Spring 2002
  • Adios, San Fernando Valley City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • How Charlotte Is Revolutionizing Public Housing City Journal, Spring 2000
  • Let’s Break Up the Big Cities City Journal, Winter 1998
  • Atlanta’s Public-Housing Revolution City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • From Prison to a Paycheck Wall Street Journal, 08-04-12


  • Parks
  • A Model Park City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • Parks, Schools and Bill de Blasio: Risking Mediocrity For Fairness Forbes.com, 02-20-14


  • Philanthropy
  • How the Agency Saved My Father City Journal, Spring 1999
  • The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities City Journal, Winter 2000
  • The Real Miracle Diarist, Spring 2004
  • Disaggregating Public Purposes Society, 08-19-11
  • The Solyndra-ization of Philanthropy Wall Street Journal, 10-28-11
  • The Long-Term Threat to the Charitable Tax Deduction Forbes.com, 12-14-12
  • The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Charity Takes a Hit Blog Post, 01-03-13
  • The Dangers of Quasi-Capitalism National Affairs, 01-07-13
  • "Charity Miles" Programs and their Lesson for Government Forbes.com, 01-10-13
  • Obama's Inaugural Address and the Limits of Government Forbes.com, 01-23-13
  • Politicizing Philanthropy City Journal, Winter 2013
  • Sequestration and Social Services: Facing the Inevitable Forbes.com, 02-06-13
  • Obama's SOTU and What Government Shouldn't Do Forbes.com, 02-14-13
  • John Paulson's Smart (New) Bet Forbes.com, 02-25-13
  • Open Season on Wealthy Donors: The Atlantic Swings and Misses Forbes.com, 04-01-13
  • The Obama Budget Proposal: Tax Increase on Charity Forbes.com, 04-10-13
  • Expanding Pre-K Education: How Philanthropy Could Do the Job Better than Obama Forbes.com, 04-25-13
  • The Bangladesh Fire and Corporate Social Responsibility Forbes.com, 05-02-13
  • Gang of 8 Bill and Immigrant Assimilation: Opportunity for Philanthropy Forbes.com, 06-12-13
  • The Philanthropy Of The Forbes 400: The Generosity Of The Self-Made Forbes.com, 06-26-13
  • Time to Fix the Charitable Deduction Politico, 07-12-13
  • Tax Reform and Philanthropy (II) Forbes.com, 07-16-13
  • What Peter Buffett Gets Wrong About Philanthropy Forbes.com, 07-23-13
  • Peter Singer's Seductive and Dangerous Anti-Charity Reasoning Forbes, 08-15-13
  • "Public Service" Loan Forgiveness: A Flawed White House Aid Plan Forbes.com, 08-27-13
  • Not From The Government, Here To Help Forbes.com, 09-17-13
  • Not From Government, Here to Help (2): Gospel for Teens in Harlem Forbes.com, 09-17-13
  • Not From Government, Here to Help (3): All Hands Volunteers Cleans Up Sandy Forbes.com, 09-30-13
  • Social Service Graft And The Met Council New York Daily News, 09-27-13
  • Not From Government, Here to Help (4): Giving an Hour for Troubled Vets Forbes.com, 10-07-13
  • Not from the Government, Here to Help (5); Father Scully's Calling Forbes.com, 10-13-13
  • 60 Minutes and the Gates, Buffet "Giving Pledge": What They Got Right--and Wrong Forbes.com, 11-19-13
  • Tax Reform and the Charitable Deduction: The Risk to Blue-State Philanthropy Manhattan Institute Report, December 2013
  • White House Tax Plan Would Be Grinch For Blue State Charity Forbes.com, 12-18-13
  • Tax Reform Plan Could Cut Charitable Giving Washington Examiner, 12-26-13
  • Philanthropy Is Under Fire Even As Private Giving Increases Washington Examiner, 01-08-14
  • Obama's Misguided SOTU Call To Philanthropy Forbes.com, 01-29-14
  • Parks, Schools and Bill de Blasio: Risking Mediocrity For Fairness Forbes.com, 02-20-14
  • On Charity And Mortgage Interest: Obama Mistakes His Wife For A Hat Forbes.com, 03-18-14
  • Lesson For April 15: Why Government Can't Replace Charity Forbes.com, 04-10-14
  • Give Local America Day Gets Charity Right Forbes.com, 05-06-14
  • Minimum Wage Reality Check For Obama Forbes.com, 05-30-14
  • From Crony Capitalism To Crony Philanthropy? Forbes.com, 07-07-14
  • Citigroup Settlement's Fine Print: Government Housing Hubris Forbes.com, 07-23-14
  • How Government Threatens Religious Charity Forbes.com, 07-31-14
  • The Brother's Keeper Philanthropy Controversy Forbes.com, 08-14-14


  • Policing
  • A Conservative Agenda For Cities Washington Examiner, 02-24-10


  • Politics
  • The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities City Journal, Winter 2000
  • The Frozen Neighborhood City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Adios, San Fernando Valley City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • Lion in a Jungle Diarist, Spring 2002
  • "Clean for Gene' The New York Sun, 08-08-07
  • A Bush-Clinton Idea The New York Sun, 10-24-07
  • Every Vote Can Be One of Confidence The Boston Herald, 10-26-04
  • Wasted Vote? There's No Such Thing Los Angeles Times, 10-25-04
  • Eating From the Hand That Bites You Wall Street Journal, 04-24-09
  • Government Takeovers: Is Charity Next? Townhall.com, 10-29-09
  • Leaving the House The New York Sun, 04-01-08
  • Post-9/11 Bureaucracy The New York Sun, 09-12-07
  • Howard Husock Interviews Jim Copland on Trial Lawyers Inc.: K Street Podcast: Interview, February 2, 2010
  • Obama's Inaugural Address and the Limits of Government Forbes.com, 01-23-13
  • Obama's SOTU and What Government Shouldn't Do Forbes.com, 02-14-13
  • Open Season on Wealthy Donors: The Atlantic Swings and Misses Forbes.com, 04-01-13


  • Poverty
  • Uplifting the “Dangerous Classes” City Journal, Winter 2008
  • Slums of Hope City Journal, Winter 2009
  • Housing as Busing City Journal, Autumn 2009
  • Atlanta’s Public-Housing Revolution City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • Nathan Glazer’s Warning City Journal, Summer 2011
  • The Bangladesh Fire and Corporate Social Responsibility Forbes.com, 05-02-13
  • The Frozen City City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • The Brother's Keeper Philanthropy Controversy Forbes.com, 08-14-14


  • Prisoner Reentry
  • Prison To Work New York Post, 05-20-08
  • A Conservative Agenda For Cities Washington Examiner, 02-24-10
  • Testimony of Howard Husock before the Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony, July 2010
  • Making Second Chance Act Work For More Former Prisoners Washington Examiner, 07-28-10
  • From Prison to a Paycheck Wall Street Journal, 08-04-12


  • Prisons
  • Prison To Work New York Post, 05-20-08
  • From Prison to a Paycheck Wall Street Journal, 08-04-12


  • Privatization/Competitive Contracting/Budgets
  • Privatization of Politics The New York Sun, 02-28-07


  • Quality of Life
  • A Model Park City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • Don’t Let CDCs Fool You City Journal, Summer 2001
  • What's Lost in the Move Wall Street Journal, 08-31-07
  • The High Cost of Starting Out The New York Times, 09-15-13


  • Race
  • Housing as Busing City Journal, Autumn 2009
  • Atlanta’s Public-Housing Revolution City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • Nathan Glazer’s Warning City Journal, Summer 2011
  • The Brother's Keeper Philanthropy Controversy Forbes.com, 08-14-14


  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Nathan Glazer’s Warning City Journal, Summer 2011


  • Race Relations
  • Housing as Busing City Journal, Autumn 2009


  • Regulation
  • Enterprising Van Drivers Collide with Regulation City Journal, Winter 1996
  • New York’s Unsung Taxi Triumph City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Lion in a Jungle Diarist, Spring 2002


  • Religion
  • Leaving the House The New York Sun, 04-01-08
  • Gefilte Economics The New York Sun, 04-04-07


  • School Curriculum and Programs
  • A Standing Oration Wall Street Journal, 04-28-06
  • Bill Gates And The Common Core: Did He Really Do Anything Wrong? Forbes.com, 06-18-14


  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • New Philanthropists Talk Left, Act Right City Journal, Winter 2006
  • Non-Profits And The State National Affairs, 12-22-10
  • Nonprofits Help Keep Civil Society Running Washington Examiner, 03-09-11
  • Howard Husock discusses WorkFaith Connection with Barbara Elliott, one of the 2011 Social Entrepreneurship winners. Podcast: Interview, November 1, 2011
  • Howard Husock discusses Improved Solutions for Urban Systems with Ann Higdon, one of the 2011 Social Entrepreneurship winners. Podcast: Interview, November 1, 2011
  • Howard Husock discusses English at Work with Maile Broccoli-Hickey, one of the 2011 Social Entrepreneurship winners. Podcast: Interview, November 1, 2011
  • Howard Husock discusses MedWish International with Dr. Lee Ponsky, one of the 2011 Social Entrepreneurship winners. Podcast: Interview, November, 1, 2011
  • Howard Husock discusses Glamour Gals with Rachel Doyle, one of the 2011 Social Entrepreneurship winners. Podcast: Interview, November 1, 2011
  • Howard Husock discusses the work of the Harlem Children's Zone with Geoffrey Canada, winner of the 2011 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship. Podcast: Interview, November 1, 2011
  • More Independence, Greater Results New York Times Room for Debate, 11-27-12
  • 2012 Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneurship Awards Honors C-SPAN's Brian Lamb Huffington Post, 11-27-12
  • Not From The Government, Here To Help Forbes.com, 09-17-13
  • Not From Government, Here to Help (2): Gospel for Teens in Harlem Forbes.com, 09-17-13
  • Not From Government, Here to Help (3): All Hands Volunteers Cleans Up Sandy Forbes.com, 09-30-13
  • Not from the Government, Here to Help (5); Father Scully's Calling Forbes.com, 10-13-13


  • Subsidized Housing
  • The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities City Journal, Winter 2000
  • How Public Housing Harms Cities City Journal, Winter 2003
  • Real Public Housing Reform City Journal, Spring 2003
  • Housing Humbug City Journal, Autumn 2002
  • Don’t Let CDCs Fool You City Journal, Summer 2001
  • Let’s End Housing Vouchers City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The Frozen Neighborhood City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • How Charlotte Is Revolutionizing Public Housing City Journal, Spring 2000
  • We Don’t Need Subsidized Housing City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Housing as Busing City Journal, Autumn 2009
  • Atlanta’s Public-Housing Revolution City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • The Frozen City City Journal, Special Issue 2013


  • Taxes and Budget
  • Appalled by Sprawl? City Journal, Spring 1999
  • The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Adios, San Fernando Valley City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • More Marriage Penalties The New York Sun, 11-16-07
  • Credit Where It's Not Due Wall Street Journal, 02-10-04
  • The Affordable-Housing Pact: A Flawed Remedy For Suburbs The Journal News, 08-30-09
  • The Solyndra-ization of Philanthropy Wall Street Journal, 10-28-11
  • A Housing Scam in Jeopardy The New York Sun, 05-03-03
  • Guns Are Butter The New York Sun, 02-03-05
  • The Long-Term Threat to the Charitable Tax Deduction Forbes.com, 12-14-12
  • Sequestration and Social Services: Facing the Inevitable Forbes.com, 02-06-13
  • The Obama Budget Proposal: Tax Increase on Charity Forbes.com, 04-10-13
  • The IRS Scandal And Real Non-Profit Lobbying We Should Worry About Forbes.com, 05-14-13
  • Time to Fix the Charitable Deduction Politico, 07-12-13
  • Tax Reform and Philanthropy (II) Forbes.com, 07-16-13
  • Tax Reform and the Charitable Deduction: The Risk to Blue-State Philanthropy Manhattan Institute Report, December 2013
  • White House Tax Plan Would Be Grinch For Blue State Charity Forbes.com, 12-18-13
  • Tax Reform Plan Could Cut Charitable Giving Washington Examiner, 12-26-13
  • Philanthropy Is Under Fire Even As Private Giving Increases Washington Examiner, 01-08-14
  • On Charity And Mortgage Interest: Obama Mistakes His Wife For A Hat Forbes.com, 03-18-14
  • How Government Threatens Religious Charity Forbes.com, 07-31-14


  • Transportation
  • New York’s Unsung Taxi Triumph City Journal, Autumn 1999


  • Underclass
  • How Public Housing Harms Cities City Journal, Winter 2003
  • The Housing Reform That Backfired City Journal, Summer 2004
  • Why Hollywood Loves Johnny Cash—and not Merle Haggard Books and Culture, 13 January 2006
  • Uplifting the “Dangerous Classes” City Journal, Winter 2008
  • More Marriage Penalties The New York Sun, 11-16-07
  • Atlanta’s Public-Housing Revolution City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • Nathan Glazer’s Warning City Journal, Summer 2011


  • Urban Issues
  • Let’s Break Up the Big Cities Civic Bulletin, May 1998
  • The Frozen Neighborhood City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Let’s End Housing Vouchers City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Adios, San Fernando Valley City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • Jane Jacobs, 1916–2006 City Journal, 27 April 2006 (updated from Winter 1994)
  • What Works: Highlighting Urban Reforms State Policy Network News, 12-10-09
  • Nathan Glazer’s Warning City Journal, Summer 2011
  • The Frozen City The Epoch Times, 08-15-13
  • A Better Way To Back NYCHA New York Daily News, 08-20-13
  • Faint Housing Hope New York Post, 05-06-14
  • A Path Forward For Affordable Housing New York Daily News, 05-01-14
  • 'Mixed-Income' Housing Won't Spur Upward Mobility Wall Street Journal, 07-02-14


  • War on Terror
  • Lion in a Jungle Diarist, Spring 2002


  • Welfare
  • How the Agency Saved My Father City Journal, Spring 1999
  • Let’s End Housing Vouchers City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • How Charlotte Is Revolutionizing Public Housing City Journal, Spring 2000
  • The Housing Reform That Backfired City Journal, Summer 2004
  • Privatize the Welfare State Wall Street Journal, 03-09-06
  • More Marriage Penalties The New York Sun, 11-16-07
  • Atlanta’s Public-Housing Revolution City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • Howard Husock discusses his City Journal article "Politicizing Philanthropy" Podcast: Interview, February 13, 2013
  • Lesson For April 15: Why Government Can't Replace Charity Forbes.com, 04-10-14


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