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By Steve Levy

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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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My Home Was Built by a Developer
Feb 12, 2014 1:59 pm
Comments: 58 | Views: 8,316

Town Square is full of angry comments about developers who have built office buildings recently in Palo Alto and council action with regard to these developments.

I... More
Economy Blog #5: Are landlords greedy?
May 5, 2009 7:51 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 8,220

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
Stimulus 102-- One Year and $800 Billion Later
Feb 20, 2010 1:11 pm
Comments: 36 | Views: 8,085

This month marks one year since the nearly $800 billion federal stimulus package was passed by Congress. What has the stimulus package accomplished? What should... More
Guidelines for Evaluating Public Investments
Jun 27, 2009 1:47 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 7,839

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
Should Zoning Ever Change
Jan 3, 2014 3:13 pm
Comments: 38 | Views: 7,836

My answer is yes just as it is for laws regarding civil rights when I was growing up in the 1950s or for laws regarding gay marriage or a women's right to choose.... More
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