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California Business Headquarters Now Leaving Twice As Fast, With No End In Sight

by Lee Ohanian, Joseph Vranichvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Align Technology is a $2.47 billion business revolutionizing orthodontics. Darvis is an artificial intelligence firm creating safer and more efficient hospitals. Moov is the first interactive platform for buying and selling high-technology equipment. The common thread? These remarkable companies are among the 74 known California businesses that have relocated their headquarters to another state in the first six months of 2021—double the rate for each of the three previous years. We have identified 265 headquarters relocations out of California since 2018.

PoliticsFeatured

Talk About Bad Timing: Biden To Visit California To Save Newsom From Recall

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Gavin Newsom is fighting for his political life as he faces a recall election next month with declining support among Californians. But just last week, the Newsom campaign breathed a sigh of relief when learning that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would visit California to campaign for him to turn out the “no to recall” vote on Newsom’s behalf.

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Now Batting For The Governor?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Three things seem inescapable in the California of August 2021: COVID-19’s Delta variant; wildfires; and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren.

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Curb Your Enthusiasm

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, August 13, 2021

How California Gov. Gavin Newsom might try to rouse the Democratic faithful.

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The Libertarian Podcast: Loan Forgiveness, Eviction Moratoriums, and Recall Unconstitutionality — Oh My

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 12, 2021

How far can President Biden go with student loan and eviction deferrals, and is California’s recall election a violation of democratic principles?

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Why Did Democrats Sleep On Recall Reform?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 12, 2021

If history were to repeat itself next month and Gavin Newsom to become the second Democratic governor recalled by California voters this century, look for the Golden State’s political spin cycle to kick into overdrive.

Economics Abstract
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Alabama’s Assets Can Help Position State Well For Innovation Economy

featuring Stephen Haber, Condoleezza Rice, Bill Whalen, Hoover Institutionvia Alabama Newscenter
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Stephen Haber was hiking the trails of DeSoto State Park in northeast Alabama and got himself good and lost. He continued to wander, fully unprepared for what he was about to encounter.

HousingAnalysis and Commentary

California Creates A New Housing Crisis . . . This Time For Pigs

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

California has some of the highest housing prices in the country, and this is one of the major reasons why so many people and businesses are leaving the state. But it is not just people and businesses who are leaving. The next wave of California expats will be . . . pigs.

Analysis and Commentary

The Great Leftist Bully Boy Hope

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, August 8, 2021

The refined and moral Left places itself on a pedestal, above the fray—and as such it has a natural attraction to those in its midst who do not.

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