Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2019-2021, he served as the Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the...
California’s Homelessness Crisis: The Beginning Of The End, The End Of The Beginning—Or No End In Sight?
By most measures, Gavin Newsom has had a productive 2019.
After seven months, California’s one-hundred-plus-member economic recovery task force has finished its recovery recommendation report. What could have been a game-changing opportunity to reduce the state’s high cost of living, increase efficiency in bureaucracies, and reform tax and regulatory policies never got off the ground.
Nimble private enterprise has risen to the pandemic challenge. Officialdom has not.