Category Archives: Economy

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

Climate Change, A Reasonable Look

One of the best articles I’ve yet read on it, from the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. Climate change is often misunderstood as a package deal: If global warming is “real,” both sides of the debate seem to assume, the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

California Farmers, Feeding the World

It truly is amazing how much this industry makes a difference, as we see from this article from the Orange County Register, and how important it is to ensure they have enough water, necessitating building more dams. An excerpt. California’s … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Changing Work, Big Time

And this excellent article from City Journal examines how much has already changed and how much will change. An excerpt. Warning: don’t read too much about the future of jobs in an era of Artificial Intelligence if you are—psychologically speaking—in … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Technology

Capitalism Works

Yet again we are reminded of the reality in this story from PERC. An excerpt. You’ve heard the story: Honeybees are disappearing. Beginning in 2006, beekeepers began reporting mysteriously large losses to their honeybee hives over the winter. The bees … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Working from Home & Mass Transit Use

The former is increasing while the latter decreases; a sign of the future, that’s what this article from City Journal suggests. An excerpt. Expanding mass-transit systems is a pillar of green and “new urbanist” thinking, but with few exceptions, the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Technology, Transportation