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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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Housing is for People
May 17, 2015 5:06 pm
Comments: 41 | Views: 6,084

Sometimes in the public policy discussions about housing, we forget that housing is for people. It is important to talk and think about what they want and need.

These... More
The Connection Between Buena Vista and Measure A
Apr 25, 2015 2:19 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 6,082

I support finding a way for the middle and high school students who live at Buena Vista to complete their education in Palo Alto. I feel this way not because Palo... More
Guidelines for Evaluating Public Investments
Jun 27, 2009 1:47 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 6,073

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: 8 | Views: 6,039

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
What is ABAG?
Jan 27, 2012 1:16 pm
Comments: 66 | Views: 6,039

ABAG (the Association of Bay Area Governments) is the regional planning agency for the nine-county Bay Area. Voting members of ABAG are the elected officials appointed... More
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