Category Archives: Economy

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

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Sobering Look at California Debt

This article from New Geography is not quite what California’s leaders have been telling us. An excerpt. It’s become common folklore that California is booming and incoming Governor Newsom and the Democratic supermajority have more taxpayer money than they will … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Government

California’s Oil

It has more than anyone else in the country, but by choosing not to extract it, billions of dollars are sent out yearly to purchase oil, as this article from New Geography cites. An excerpt. California is home to the largest crude … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Fighting Homelessness in San Francisco

The situation in San Francisco as it relates to the proposed new tax on business is updated in this story from the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. SAN FRANCISCO—Christin Evans and Gwen Kaplan both run small businesses in neighborhoods they … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Homelessness

Importing Oil Rather Than Using Our Own

That’s what California is doing as reported by CFACT. An excerpt. The latest data from the California Energy Commission (CEC), shows that California fuel consumption is at the highest level since 2009, thus continuation of the state’s dependency on foreign … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Sacramento’s Central City Rebounding?

A good article about it from Comstock’s Magazine. An excerpt. Throughout Sacramento’s central city, houses, apartments and businesses have often sat next to vacant lots. It’s been a sign of economic imperfection and, perhaps, of Midtown’s funkiness, with the land … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy

Sacramento, a Good Place to Live

We already know this but it is good to get validation on the economics, from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. Not only is Sacramento’s cost of living lower than in many other metropolitan areas in California, but its strong job … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, 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