Category Archives: 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

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

Posted in Economy

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