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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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Why Aren't Consumers and Businesses Spending More?
Jul 15, 2010 12:40 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 21,503

There are two "political" answers in this important policy debate.

One is a version of "Obama is terrible for business" and cites uncertainty and fear of higher... More
Why Don’t More Companies Move or Expand Outside the Bay Area
Jul 11, 2016 5:41 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 21,500

Some companies have moved or expanded elsewhere. And some residents have moved away to escape the high housing costs. But this has not stopped the region and peninsula... More
Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy
Apr 11, 2014 10:19 am
Comments: 44 | Views: 21,081

There are approximately 2.5 million unauthorized immigrant residents in California of which approximately 1.5 million are working and another 300,000 or so are children.

If... More
Population Growth
Dec 15, 2013 1:59 pm
Comments: 54 | Views: 20,370

The state Department of Finance released population estimates for 2013 on December 12, 2013. Here are some of the key results relating to Bay Area growth.

Since... More
Do business executives make good governors or mayors?
Oct 11, 2010 3:36 pm
Comments: 98 | Views: 20,334

Well, it depends. A business executive can have valuable organizational and managerial experience. Executives come from an environment where there is an emphasis... More
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