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HousingAnalysis and Commentary

Does California Need 770 New Laws? No. Will Any Move The Needle On What Needs Fixing? No.

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Governor Newsom just finished signing 770 laws into the books, about 92 percent of those hitting his desk. Talk about writers’ cramp. But does the state really need so many new laws? 

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The Libertarian Podcast: The Federal Vs. State Vaccine Mandate Showdown

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 15, 2021

Texas is moving to prevent vaccine mandates while President Biden is moving to make them a reality. Who will prevail?

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: The Little Dutch Boy

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, October 14, 2021

What this year’s legislative batch of bills says about the Golden State.

BusinessFeatured

Leaving California: Elon Musk Moves To Texas And Takes Tesla With Him

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 14, 2021

At one time, California was a “big tent” state, inclusive and welcoming to all, particularly to innovators with big ideas. Once established in California, those innovators would stay. But California’s welcoming spirit has faded, as has its ability to economically compete with other states. And this is a major reason why California is losing unique businesses and transformational entrepreneurs.

EnvironmentAnalysis and Commentary

There Will Be Oil In California?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Among the many movies depicting life in a bygone California: There Will Be Blood, a 2007 sprawling epic that earned Daniel Day Lewis an Oscar statuette for his portrayal of a silver prospector who comes to the Golden State and strikes it rich in the Los Angeles oil patch of the early 20th century.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Will The Conservative Majority Hold?

interview with John Yoo, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The legality of vaccine mandates, the Supreme Court’s likely moves on abortion, gun restriction, and religious education in what might be a landmark session.

EducationAnalysis and Commentary

Why Is the Education Of 600,000 Kids In The Hands Of A Union Boss?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Marxist. Demagogue. Makes it easy for parents to support school choice.

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Grumpy Economist: What’s In The Reconciliation Bill? A Conversation With Casey Mulligan

interview with Casey B. Mulliganvia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The  incentives and disincentives in the reconciliation bill.

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Home Depot?

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Golden State’s housing conundrum.

EconomyAnalysis and Commentary

How Does A Single State Agency Lose $31 Billion? No Accountability

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Bungled. BlunderBlasted. This is how some of the news media has described the management by California’s Employment and Development Department (EDD) of the enormous unemployment benefit fraud that began last year, and which was harshly criticized by the state auditor. And this was when the amount of fraud was reported to be in the $2 billion to $6 billion range.

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