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Ad Libs: New M-A theater: It sure beats J Building

Which is worse: sweltering in a stifling theater, or having a key moment in a play ruined because an old air-conditioning system came roaring on at the wrong moment...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 3478 Views

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The Crash of Sept 2008--One Year Later

This is the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the collapse of the stock market, considerable anxiety throughout the country and the beginning...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 15899 Views

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The Crash of Sept 2008--One Year Later

This is the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the collapse of the stock market, considerable anxiety throughout the country and the beginning...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 4600 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 19301 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 7655 Views

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Ad Libs: Fridays at the Cantor Center: 'Metaphysics'

Every Friday, a different musician climbs the stairs to the Cantor Center balcony to play Mark Applebaum's experimental work "The Metaphysics of Notation." I had...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Barbara Haas, on Aug 15, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 1 comment | 3682 Views

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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 17795 Views

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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 7305 Views

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Update on the U.S. Economy

In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 18466 Views

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Update on the U.S. Economy

In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 7289 Views

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Update on the California Dream

The first blog I wrote for the Weekly was on whether the California Dream was over. Recently I saw an editorial in the Christian Science Monitor asking the same...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 15732 Views

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Update on the California Dream

The first blog I wrote for the Weekly was on whether the California Dream was over. Recently I saw an editorial in the Christian Science Monitor asking the same...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4608 Views

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Ad Libs: Au revoir, Arthur

So saddened to hear about the passing of Arthur Krakower, the 88-year-old wunderkind Peninsula artist. A call or email from Arthur was like a small gem, bright in...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 31, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4784 Views

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When will the recession end?

The three questions I get asked most these days are (1) "When will the recession end?" (2) "Are we in for another Great Depression?" and (3) "When will the economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:53 am | 5 comments | 16006 Views

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When will the recession end?

The three questions I get asked most these days are (1) "When will the recession end?" (2) "Are we in for another Great Depression?" and (3) "When will the economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:53 am | 5 comments | 4715 Views

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How are Regional Growth Projections Developed?

Town Square has had several lively threads about the local planning guidelines for allocating projected regional housing growth. This is a small but generally contentious...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 11, 2009
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How are Regional Growth Projections Developed?

Town Square has had several lively threads about the local planning guidelines for allocating projected regional housing growth. This is a small but generally contentious...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6279 Views

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Guidelines for Evaluating Public Investments

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...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 27, 2009
There are no comments yet. 17148 Views

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Guidelines for Evaluating Public Investments

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...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 27, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6073 Views

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Ad Libs: Where's our downtown theater festival?

You can't complain about an evening of Balkan-Yiddish-gospel-postmodern music, really. World Music Day sounds pretty cool (except that you can't call it WMD without...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 12, 2009
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