Category Archives: Economy

Capitalism can Solve Global Warming

A very sensible article from the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. Together, science and capitalism built the modern world. But across the political spectrum, both are under attack. If we are to solve our greatest challenges, including climate change, we … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Rent Control

A good look at this issue in California from New Geography. An excerpt. Rent control supporters in California recently announced that they have enough signatures to qualify a state proposition to remove limitations on municipalities to control rents. Their purpose … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Homelessness

Shopping Online

As someone who has been doing this for some time now, with the exception of fresh groceries which I still get from my favorite store, Bel Air, this article from New Geography resonates. An excerpt. I was at a friend’s … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Supporting Farms

It seems pretty obvious we should, but politics is rarely obvious, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. You wouldn’t think I’d need to say this in a state that has proudly led the nation in agricultural … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Using the Land

There is always a balance being sought on how much to use public lands and this article from the Property & Environment Research Center (PERC) is a good addition to the discussion. An excerpt. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke recently … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Transportation Infrastructure

An excellent article reflecting current thinking from government on what needs doing, from New Geography. An excerpt. There is broad public concern about the status of transportation infrastructure in the United States. On election night the future President said, “We … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Transportation

Downtown Job Growth

An excellent article from City Lab about it with some resonance for Sacramento. An excerpt. For downtowns in major American cities, these are boom times. The urban centers of New York and Chicago boast record high employment. In San Francisco … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy