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By Steve Levy

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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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Take the Deficit Reduction Quiz
Nov 14, 2010 1:16 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 7,598

The New York Times has a deficit reduction quiz based and a series of related articles on their homepage today.

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Stimulus 102-- One Year and $800 Billion Later
Feb 20, 2010 1:11 pm
Comments: 36 | Views: 7,501

This month marks one year since the nearly $800 billion federal stimulus package was passed by Congress. What has the stimulus package accomplished? What should... More
Public Investments for Palo Alto's Future
Oct 10, 2013 10:41 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 7,459

The Palo Alto city council is reviewing infrastructure investment priorities in anticipation of asking voters to approve new funding measures in 2014. The largest... More
Guidelines for Evaluating Public Investments
Jun 27, 2009 1:47 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 7,453

A reader asked me to explain the difference between public spending and public investment from an economist's perspective. I am going to try using two issues often... More
Economy Blog #5: Are landlords greedy?
May 5, 2009 7:51 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 7,417

The issue of "greedy landlords" seems to a subject of great passion and interest on Town Square.

What follows is my economist perspective on the question of... More
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