“Beyond the Wit of Man to Foresee”: Voluntaryism and Land Use Controls

by Carl Watner Number 80 – June 1996   Introduction The impetus for the research behind this article was a Spartanburg, S.C. HERALD-JOURNAL editorial of June 25, 1995 (p. A15) headlined “Zoning isn’t a loss of rights: zoning is a protection rather than an elimination of property rights.” In “double-think” language right out of 1984, …

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