Category Archives: Cities and Urban Planning

Stop Trump: This is our only chance…with the Electoral College

Your State electors have choice! Don’t let anyone tell you differently. If they won’t listen to you via phone and letter, go to your Representative’s or Senator’s office and stand up or sit in. Once he is sworn in, he … Continue reading

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California 2016 Election Proposition Analysis

Just a note before we begin this review. Governments have to fund projects with bonds. Why? 1) Because private investors are not going to want to tie up their money in resources that have no direct measurable value to them. … Continue reading

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GOP says overhaul, wants to cut taxes more because that has worked so well during the last 50 years

Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mulls Overhaul of Primaries Guess what kind of overhaul they think they want? Keep more people from voting. That is their sole political strategy. I wouldn’t mind if they were only willing to pay their fair … Continue reading

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3 ways to measure our economy that are not the GDP

We can measure the economy in different ways to improve human life and enhance human potential. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures government services only by the dollars spent, but not by the dollars earned by our investments in our … Continue reading

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The Economics of Old Buildings

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/15/an-economic-defense-of-old-buildings/?tid=up_next While we are talking economics, let’s talk about a cost that the owner, builder or the developer do not bear: the cost of extracting new materials from the earth, the cost of the cleanup after those materials are extracted, … Continue reading

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WAPO: Free lending libraries sprouting on front lawns in D.C. area help create neighborhood bonds

One could take a plastic “milk crate” or two and put them on stakes driven into the front yard lawn. Maybe put some plastic around them to protect from rain and snow. ~Via By Robert Samuels, Published: September 20 E-mail the writer Philip Vahab … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: Stranded by Sprawl

My response to a comment: The cities as manufacturing centers were destroyed on purpose by those who were bent on destroying labor unionism and community solidarity in the United States. National Association of Manufacturers, National Chamber of Commerce, NAFTA, WTO, and … Continue reading

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