Category Archives: Economy

Forest Health Creates Jobs

Excellent article from Cal Matters. An excerpt. “The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting urban and rural communities across California. Congress is exploring economic recovery legislation that includes investments in workforce development and infrastructure. And in Sacramento, there … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

California Farmers, One Family’s Story

Farmers are incredible people, fighting against formidable odds, and prevailing, as in this story from Inside Climate News. An excerpt. “After 67 years of living and breathing dairy farming in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Scott Magneson cannot, will not, stop. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, History

California Debt

It’s substantial and one cause is very generous government employee retirement benefits, explained in this article from City Journal. An excerpt. “California has asked Washington for $14 billion in Covid-related support, in addition to the $8 billion already provided by … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Government

Working Remotely

As it has become well-used during the virus, what does it future look like? This article from City Journal examines that. An excerpt. “Amid the Covid-19 global pandemic, remote work (or telework) has gone from an optional perk to an … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Technology

Oil & the Virus

Things could change, but not necessarily as expected, according to this article from City Journal. An excerpt. “China is about one month ahead of the United States in exiting the Covid-19 shutdown. That country’s rush-hour traffic jams now equal or exceeded pre-lockdown … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, Transportation

Downtown Building Projects During the Virus

An excellent article from Sacramento News & Review exploring this. An excerpt. “It took years of hard work and persuasion for tourism boosters and arts lovers to get the Sacramento Convention Center expanded and the Community Center Theater renovated. “And … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Government

Is California Doing Ok?

Yes, health wise, but not so good politically, according to this article from City Journal. An excerpt. “On Wednesday, Bay Area health officials extended shelter-in-place orders through May, bringing their duration to 11 weeks. The new orders very minimally loosen … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, History, Politics

Virus Job Losses

Economically, it’s been a rough couple of months and these charts—after the jump—from Visual Capitalism tells the story; but I fully expect the rebound will be as dramatic. An excerpt. “These Charts Put the Historic U.S. Job Losses in Perspective … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, History

Excellent Article on Federal New Water Plan for California

This is so good and well balanced I’ve posted the entire article; a great follow up to yesterday’s post. Here it is. “Trump Plan Delivers More Water for Valley Farmers “gvwire “October 22, 2019 “The Trump administration unveiled a new … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, Water

Cities as Labor Markets

This article with the same name, from City Journal, is very interesting. An excerpt. Crack open your city’s comprehensive plan—intended as a broad vision for municipalities over the course of five to ten years—and you’ll find a document that reads … Continue reading

Posted in Economy