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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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I am Voting Yes on Measure B the Sales Tax for Transaportation
Sep 24, 2016 12:54 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 1,546

Santa Clara County Measure B proposes a half-cent increase in the sale tax to raise approximately $6.3 billion for transportation investments over the next 30 years.... More
Commercial Developments Do Not Create Jobs
Jul 16, 2016 2:33 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 11,558

Buildings—offices, hotels, restaurants, stores—do not create jobs.

In a first order sense the tenants create the jobs—the businesses and organizations... More
Why Don’t More Companies Move or Expand Outside the Bay Area
Jul 11, 2016 5:41 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 22,034

Some companies have moved or expanded elsewhere. And some residents have moved away to escape the high housing costs. But this has not stopped the region and peninsula... More
Questions About the Acquisition of the Buena Vista Site
Jun 25, 2016 2:09 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 14,895



In discussions with friends, several questions arose and I am interested in learning the answers.

1) in the proposal announced last week, who would own the... More
Housing for Low Income Residents and Affordable Housing
Jun 18, 2016 11:57 am
Comments: 33 | Views: 4,220

I want to make two points.

One, housing for low income residents and affordable housing are overlapping but DIFFERENT categories

Two, there are negative consequences... More
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