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INVEST & INNOVATE

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
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A rare inside glimpse of a police investigation

Herewith is my personalized review of one of the oddest cases in the history of the Palo Alto Police Department. It is complex, as early police statements repeatedly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 3, 2008
Last comment by the watcher, on Jun 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 23 comments | 14494 Views

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A rare inside glimpse of a police investigation

Herewith is my personalized review of one of the oddest cases in the history of the Palo Alto Police Department. It is complex, as early police statements repeatedly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 3, 2008
Last comment by the watcher, on Jun 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 23 comments | 9413 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
There are no comments yet. 3882 Views

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Ad Libs: Being outside inside at CSMA

Yesterday a.m.: a morning for growing ant strength and carrying my desk into an open field. In June it can be physically painful to be stuck inside. Since desk...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Jun 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm | 2 comments | 3591 Views

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Ad Libs: 'What would Matt do?'

A new San Francisco exhibit calls him "Artist and Educator," but Matt Kahn is just as often thought of as "Mentor." You can't read about him without seeing that...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 20, 2009
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Ad Libs: 'What would Matt do?'

A new San Francisco exhibit calls him "Artist and Educator," but Matt Kahn is just as often thought of as "Mentor." You can't read about him without seeing that...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3472 Views

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Ad Libs: Photographer wins global honor

Another well-deserved honor for Menlo Park photographer Mark Tuschman, whose sensitive and beautifully lit photos let us peer into worlds we otherwise might never...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by sharon, on May 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 16395 Views

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Ad Libs: Photographer wins global honor

Another well-deserved honor for Menlo Park photographer Mark Tuschman, whose sensitive and beautifully lit photos let us peer into worlds we otherwise might never...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by sharon, on May 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 3768 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Economy Blog #5: Are landlords greedy?

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...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by pat, on May 9, 2009 at 11:34 am | 8 comments | 6039 Views

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Unraveling history?s mysteries, building community memory

Earlier this month I talked about things I didn't know. Speaking to nearly 120 longtime Palo Altans -- including many present and former civic leaders -- at...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 21, 2006
Last comment by Nick Burr, on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:40 am | 10 comments | 17602 Views

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Unraveling history?s mysteries, building community memory

Earlier this month I talked about things I didn't know. Speaking to nearly 120 longtime Palo Altans -- including many present and former civic leaders -- at...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 21, 2006
Last comment by Nick Burr, on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:40 am | 10 comments | 12676 Views

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Recession causes and cures

We usually identify and measure recessions by (1) the amount of job losses, (2) the reduction in the national production of goods and services (a decline in real...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Peanut Gallery, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 17890 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Recession causes and cures

We usually identify and measure recessions by (1) the amount of job losses, (2) the reduction in the national production of goods and services (a decline in real...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Peanut Gallery, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 4540 Views

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Ad Libs: On the beach

I didn't expect to feel serene in an exhibit about beach trash. But when you've picked up nearly two tons of discarded plastic at your favorite oceanside spot over...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 18303 Views

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Ad Libs: On the beach

I didn't expect to feel serene in an exhibit about beach trash. But when you've picked up nearly two tons of discarded plastic at your favorite oceanside spot over...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3628 Views

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Ad Libs: An evening with Adams

It was a true pleasure to hear the composer John Adams speak last night at the Cantor Arts Center. Kronos Quartet violinist David Harrington conducted a free-flowing...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 18564 Views

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Ad Libs: An evening with Adams

It was a true pleasure to hear the composer John Adams speak last night at the Cantor Arts Center. Kronos Quartet violinist David Harrington conducted a free-flowing...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3718 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

On Being Invited to do an Economy Blog

I have mixed feelings about Town Square. I like the idea of a forum for community online conversation. When Jay Thorwaldson approached me, I wanted to respond positively...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 6 comments | 18604 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

On Being Invited to do an Economy Blog

I have mixed feelings about Town Square. I like the idea of a forum for community online conversation. When Jay Thorwaldson approached me, I wanted to respond positively...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 6 comments | 4624 Views
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