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Sacramento Rent Fund Just Another Name for Basic Income

Last week, I wrote about a controversial plan in the City of Stockton to essentially hand a selected group of people wads of cash each month to do nothing.  Under this universal basic income scheme, they wouldn’t have to work or adhere to some milestone to be eligible for the ...
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Would Politics as Usual Change Under “Cal 3” Plan?

More than one observer has argued that California is too big population-wise, and the problems too-complex to effectively govern and should be broken up. Recently, it was announced that after years of debate, California is finally going to have a chance to vote on one of these proposals this November. ...
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The June Primary is Over. So, What Now?

Now that the June primary is behind us, pundits and political observers are on overdrive telling us what it all means and what we can expect from the fall campaign. Perhaps we should all pause before writing the June primary’s eulogy as hundreds of thousands of votes remain to be ...
California

Steve Maviglio – The Broken Clock is Right Twice Hour

Democratic powerhouse Steve Maviglio joins for what we’re calling the “Broken Clock is Right Twice Hour”. He joins us to discuss two issues where he and many Democrats are finding common ground with free marketeers – expanding rent control in California, and a proposed “online privacy” measure.
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Rent Control Measure Would Make California’s Housing Woes Worse

One of the factors driving California’s housing crisis is the upward pressure rent-controls laws place on home prices. Everyone except those enjoying the dividends of rent-controlled housing would be better off without the laws. Yet a measure that will allow them to spread will be on the ballot this fall. ...
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Yes, It’s True. California Must Build A Lot More Housing to Close Gap

Finally, a state ranking where California isn’t last. In per capita housing supply, California is 49th. Only Utah has fewer housing units per 1,000 population, with 347. The Golden State: 358. The data are from McKinsey Global Institute’s 2016 report “A Tool Kit to Close California’s Housing Gap: 3.5 Million ...
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Latest Evidence Shows Rent Control Increases Costs, Reduces Housing Supply

As we have noted so many times before, rent control laws are one of the many flawed public policies that are driving California’s steep housing costs. Look here, here and here. Of course, we’re not alone in making this assertion. There is an extensive library of scholarly literature that has ...
California

Kerry Jackson Cited in Mises Wire: Why California Has the Nation’s Worst Poverty Rate

Earlier this week, the LA Times reminded its readers that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. Specifically, when using the Census Bureau’s most recent” Supplemental Poverty Measure” (SPM), California clocks in with a poverty rate of 20 percent, which places it as worst in the nation. To be sure, California ...
California

What California Should Do To Ease Housing Crisis

In September, Sacramento lawmakers passed more than a dozen bills aiming to begin healing the state’s housing sore. It was, to their thinking, “Housing Day” in California. Two weeks later, legislators joined Gov. Jerry Brown in San Francisco as he signed what he called “15 good bills.” “Today, California begins ...
California

California Middle Class Look For A Winning Hand in Las Vegas

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Apparently, this is true of Californians, as well: If they happen to be in Vegas, there’s a good chance they’re going to be staying there. California has a leakage problem. Not only are businesses leaving the state in waves, people are ...
Blog

Sacramento Rent Fund Just Another Name for Basic Income

Last week, I wrote about a controversial plan in the City of Stockton to essentially hand a selected group of people wads of cash each month to do nothing.  Under this universal basic income scheme, they wouldn’t have to work or adhere to some milestone to be eligible for the ...
Blog

Would Politics as Usual Change Under “Cal 3” Plan?

More than one observer has argued that California is too big population-wise, and the problems too-complex to effectively govern and should be broken up. Recently, it was announced that after years of debate, California is finally going to have a chance to vote on one of these proposals this November. ...
Blog

The June Primary is Over. So, What Now?

Now that the June primary is behind us, pundits and political observers are on overdrive telling us what it all means and what we can expect from the fall campaign. Perhaps we should all pause before writing the June primary’s eulogy as hundreds of thousands of votes remain to be ...
California

Steve Maviglio – The Broken Clock is Right Twice Hour

Democratic powerhouse Steve Maviglio joins for what we’re calling the “Broken Clock is Right Twice Hour”. He joins us to discuss two issues where he and many Democrats are finding common ground with free marketeers – expanding rent control in California, and a proposed “online privacy” measure.
Blog

Rent Control Measure Would Make California’s Housing Woes Worse

One of the factors driving California’s housing crisis is the upward pressure rent-controls laws place on home prices. Everyone except those enjoying the dividends of rent-controlled housing would be better off without the laws. Yet a measure that will allow them to spread will be on the ballot this fall. ...
Blog

Yes, It’s True. California Must Build A Lot More Housing to Close Gap

Finally, a state ranking where California isn’t last. In per capita housing supply, California is 49th. Only Utah has fewer housing units per 1,000 population, with 347. The Golden State: 358. The data are from McKinsey Global Institute’s 2016 report “A Tool Kit to Close California’s Housing Gap: 3.5 Million ...
Blog

Latest Evidence Shows Rent Control Increases Costs, Reduces Housing Supply

As we have noted so many times before, rent control laws are one of the many flawed public policies that are driving California’s steep housing costs. Look here, here and here. Of course, we’re not alone in making this assertion. There is an extensive library of scholarly literature that has ...
California

Kerry Jackson Cited in Mises Wire: Why California Has the Nation’s Worst Poverty Rate

Earlier this week, the LA Times reminded its readers that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. Specifically, when using the Census Bureau’s most recent” Supplemental Poverty Measure” (SPM), California clocks in with a poverty rate of 20 percent, which places it as worst in the nation. To be sure, California ...
California

What California Should Do To Ease Housing Crisis

In September, Sacramento lawmakers passed more than a dozen bills aiming to begin healing the state’s housing sore. It was, to their thinking, “Housing Day” in California. Two weeks later, legislators joined Gov. Jerry Brown in San Francisco as he signed what he called “15 good bills.” “Today, California begins ...
California

California Middle Class Look For A Winning Hand in Las Vegas

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Apparently, this is true of Californians, as well: If they happen to be in Vegas, there’s a good chance they’re going to be staying there. California has a leakage problem. Not only are businesses leaving the state in waves, people are ...
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