There's been a lot of recent discussion of how zoning restrictions lead to higher housing prices. It's less often noted that NIMBYism also helps to explain the mediocre quality of American infrastructure.  For instance, NIMBYism explains why there is no high-speed rail service between Boston and Washington DC. I recently tried to book a flight from Orange County to Austin, and could not find any non-stop flights on the days I will be traveling.  (Frontier has three flights a week;...