Posts Tagged ‘government regulations’


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California BANANA Republic Punishes Workers


Tuesday May 1st, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:36am PDT   •   0 Comments

California is not short on people, but many have a tough time finding an affordable place to live. The state’s housing crisis is particularly acute in cities such as San Francisco, so state senator Scott Weiner thought he would do something about it. He teamed with fellow senator Nancy Skinner to write SB 827,…
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The Case of the Phantom Frog


Thursday August 3rd, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:07am PDT   •   1 Comment

Imagine if land that had been held in your family for decades were suddenly subject to new environmental regulations that would severely limit what you could do on that land, where you would not be able to do things like build a new house on it, cut down trees on it, or even to…
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Government Takeover Will Not Solve California’s Housing Crisis


Monday May 15th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:45am PDT   •   0 Comments

As anybody looking for a house or apartment can easily verify, California is in the throes of a housing crisis. In Oroville, for example, many low-income residents live in 1960s-vintage housing built for dam construction workers. Across the state, home ownership rates are the lowest since the 1940s and according to California’s Housing Future:…
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Government Abuses Veterans, Job Seekers


Wednesday February 22nd, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:04am PST   •   1 Comment

The U.S. military trains medics and tasks them to attend those shot, bombed or blown up, sometimes including civilian victims. This is about the most rigorous duty any medic could experience but veterans have a hard time applying their skills in civilian life. As Foon Rhee notes in the Sacramento Bee, the California legislature…
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Tidings of Coercion, Regulation and Taxes


Tuesday December 8th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:42am PST   •   1 Comment

When confronted with seismic-safety issues on the new span of the Bay Bridge, which came in 10 years late and $5 billion over budget, California governor Jerry Brown famously quipped, “shit happens.” As David Siders of the Sacramento Bee observes, Brown the former seminarian does better with the orthodoxies of statist superstition. “Never underestimate…
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EPAimperialism


Wednesday June 11th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:00am PDT   •   0 Comments

The proposed budget for the federal Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal year 2015 is $7.89 billion. That should be plenty of money for the EPA to colonize more of American life. As Keith Matheny notes in the Lansing State Journal, the EPA is advancing new regulations that will make life more difficult for farmers….
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No Rush for Gold with Government


Monday November 12th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:23am PST   •   3 Comments

In the mid-1800s, Sutter Creek and Amador City were centers of the California gold rush. Now for the first time in 50 years the Mother Lode is again the scene of mechanized mining. The Sutter Gold Mining Co. operates a modern $20 million complex, complete with ventilated tunnels, laboratories and a mill. The operation…
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