Posts Tagged ‘Housing’


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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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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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Now Showing: Love Gov!


Monday July 6th, 2015   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:41am PDT   •   1 Comment

Today, the Independent Institute is launching a fun, five-part, satirical, YouTube web series called Love Gov! Here’s more information on what the series is about: “Love Gov is a way to help anyone, especially Millennials, understand the federal government’s ever-expanding reach into personal lives,” says David J. Theroux, Founder and President of Independent Institute….
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Casey Mulligan on Stimulus Spending and Investment


Wednesday January 12th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 1:54pm PST   •   0 Comments

Over at Economix, Casey Mulligan has a nice illustration of Austan Goolsbee’s approach to economic planning. In essence, targeted means of stimulating investment (say, with New Homebuyer tax credits) don’t work to increase investment, and thereby employment, in the short-run. Rather these types of subsidies have drive up prices for current asset owners—constituting windfall…
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Housing Regulation, Taxation and Population Growth


Wednesday December 29th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:57am PST   •   0 Comments

In a great post over at Economix, Ed Glaeser makes the point that the absence of disastrous housing regulation explains why states like Arizona and Texas have the highest growth rates in population. “The future shape of America is being driven not by quality of life or economic success but by the obscure rules…
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