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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 7305 Views

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Update on the U.S. Economy

In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 19441 Views

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Update on the U.S. Economy

In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 7289 Views

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Update on the California Dream

The first blog I wrote for the Weekly was on whether the California Dream was over. Recently I saw an editorial in the Christian Science Monitor asking the same...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 16736 Views

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Update on the California Dream

The first blog I wrote for the Weekly was on whether the California Dream was over. Recently I saw an editorial in the Christian Science Monitor asking the same...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4608 Views

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When will the recession end?

The three questions I get asked most these days are (1) "When will the recession end?" (2) "Are we in for another Great Depression?" and (3) "When will the economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:53 am | 5 comments | 17049 Views

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When will the recession end?

The three questions I get asked most these days are (1) "When will the recession end?" (2) "Are we in for another Great Depression?" and (3) "When will the economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:53 am | 5 comments | 4715 Views

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How are Regional Growth Projections Developed?

Town Square has had several lively threads about the local planning guidelines for allocating projected regional housing growth. This is a small but generally contentious...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 17807 Views

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How are Regional Growth Projections Developed?

Town Square has had several lively threads about the local planning guidelines for allocating projected regional housing growth. This is a small but generally contentious...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6279 Views

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Guidelines for Evaluating Public Investments

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...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 27, 2009
There are no comments yet. 18190 Views

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Guidelines for Evaluating Public Investments

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...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 27, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6073 Views

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Economy Blog #5: Are landlords greedy?

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...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by pat, on May 9, 2009 at 11:34 am | 8 comments | 6039 Views

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Recession causes and cures

We usually identify and measure recessions by (1) the amount of job losses, (2) the reduction in the national production of goods and services (a decline in real...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Peanut Gallery, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 16972 Views

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Recession causes and cures

We usually identify and measure recessions by (1) the amount of job losses, (2) the reduction in the national production of goods and services (a decline in real...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Peanut Gallery, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 4540 Views

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On Being Invited to do an Economy Blog

I have mixed feelings about Town Square. I like the idea of a forum for community online conversation. When Jay Thorwaldson approached me, I wanted to respond positively...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 6 comments | 17415 Views

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On Being Invited to do an Economy Blog

I have mixed feelings about Town Square. I like the idea of a forum for community online conversation. When Jay Thorwaldson approached me, I wanted to respond positively...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 6 comments | 4624 Views

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Is the 'California Dream' over?

In recent weeks there have been a series of articles in the national press about the California economy with the common theme that the "California Dream" is over....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 28, 2009 at 6:01 pm | 2 comments | 17115 Views

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Is the 'California Dream' over?

In recent weeks there have been a series of articles in the national press about the California economy with the common theme that the "California Dream" is over....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 28, 2009 at 6:01 pm | 2 comments | 4875 Views

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California Budget Update

California continues to struggle with state budget deficits. Revenues are rising but not by enough to eat into the deficit as health care and other costs continue...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14330 Views
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