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I Will Vote No on Propostion 23

I will vote no on Proposition 23. AB 32, which this proposition seeks to suspend, will help the California economy, as well as our health, air quality and national...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 25, 2010
Last comment by stephen levy, on Oct 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 51 comments | 31150 Views

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I Will Vote No on Propostion 23

I will vote no on Proposition 23. AB 32, which this proposition seeks to suspend, will help the California economy, as well as our health, air quality and national...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 25, 2010
Last comment by stephen levy, on Oct 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 51 comments | 28067 Views

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Developers and Development

Town Square has a lot of posts angry about the pace of development in Palo Alto and tossing around inflammatory statements about developers and the City Council. But...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Burned out in traffic, on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 32 comments | 12371 Views

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An Open Letter to the New City Council

The Silicon Valley economy is growing again—from San Francisco to San Jose. In some months this year Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have been job growth...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 45 comments | 10536 Views

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Keeping Palo Alto a Desirable Place to Live and Work

Despite what the majority of Town Square posters say, we know that Palo Alto is a very desirable place to live and work from the perspective of new residents and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 26, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm | 40 comments | 10227 Views

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Why Aren't Consumers and Businesses Spending More?

There are two "political" answers in this important policy debate. One is a version of "Obama is terrible for business" and cites uncertainty and fear of higher...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm | 26 comments | 10070 Views

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Hey honey, should we take that job in California?

California gets criticized regularly for having a bad business climate. The storyline goes roughly like this. States compete fiercely for new businesses. California...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Whole Picture, on Mar 2, 2010 at 11:37 am | 26 comments | 9710 Views

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Entitlements, Promised Benefits, Language and Arithmetic

Every week Americans are reminded that large federal budget deficits threaten our future because we have an "entitlement crisis" from Social Security, Medicare and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Dark, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:12 am | 1 comment | 9249 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 9131 Views

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Update on the U.S. Economy

In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 8775 Views

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What Supports High Home Values in Palo Alto

Another title would be "Why do people want to live in Palo Alto". I believe it is because we have great schools and lots of amenities, many of which are publicly...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by sandy zoe, on May 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 129 comments | 8659 Views

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Entitlements, Promised Benefits, Language and Arithmetic

Every week Americans are reminded that large federal budget deficits threaten our future because we have an "entitlement crisis" from Social Security, Medicare and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Dark, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:12 am | 1 comment | 8318 Views

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Stimulus 101--A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

This is the first of a series of blogs about the economy, stimulus efforts and the role and challenges of government anti-recession efforts. Sometimes our economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by History, on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 23 comments | 8250 Views

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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 8186 Views

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Do business executives make good governors or mayors?

Well, it depends. A business executive can have valuable organizational and managerial experience. Executives come from an environment where there is an emphasis...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 24, 2010 at 5:03 am | 98 comments | 8143 Views

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Implications of Today's Economic News

Today brought two more bits of good economic news. National job growth continued with a gain of 212,000 private sector jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by romney equals BushCheney, on Jul 6, 2012 at 11:18 am | 32 comments | 8098 Views

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Population Growth

The state Department of Finance released population estimates for 2013 on December 12, 2013. Here are some of the key results relating to Bay Area growth. Since...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 15, 2013
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Jan 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 54 comments | 8056 Views

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Stimulus Versus Austerity--A False Choice

I watched the Fareed Zakaria GPS show this morning. Paul Krugman argued that the U.S. economy needs more federal stimulus to help increase economic growth and reduce...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 4, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Jul 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm | 38 comments | 7949 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 7655 Views

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Take the Deficit Reduction Quiz

The New York Times has a deficit reduction quiz based and a series of related articles on their homepage today.

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 14, 2010
Last comment by bru, on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:02 am |
18 comments | 7623 Views
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Indian street food and ... bitcoins?
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,102 views

Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 31 comments | 1,303 views

I Spy
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 960 views

Life, Death and Rails
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 775 views

Live! Menlo Park’s New Website
By Erin Glanville | 9 comments | 676 views