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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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Guidelines for Evaluating Public Investments
Jun 27, 2009 1:47 pm
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A reader asked me to explain the difference between public spending and public investment from an economist's perspective. I am going to try using two issues often... More
Economy Blog #5: Are landlords greedy?
May 5, 2009 7:51 pm
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The issue of "greedy landlords" seems to a subject of great passion and interest on Town Square.

What follows is my economist perspective on the question of... More
What is ABAG?
Jan 27, 2012 1:16 pm
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ABAG (the Association of Bay Area Governments) is the regional planning agency for the nine-county Bay Area. Voting members of ABAG are the elected officials appointed... More
State Climate Change Legislation
Sep 8, 2015 12:38 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 5,872

This week the state legislature is debating a bill that would set a goal of reducing gasoline consumption by 59% by 2030.

The San Jose Mercury News had an interesting... More
Older Homeowners and Local Property Taxes
Apr 9, 2011 1:45 pm
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One of the main arguments in 1978 for passing Proposition 13 was that rising property taxes threatened older homeowners who were retired and living on a reduced... More
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