By Steve Levy
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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)
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 downtown in 2006 and enjoy being able to walk to activities. I do not drive and being downtown where I work and close to the CalTrain station and downtown amenities makes my life more independent. I have worked all my life as an economist focusing on the California economy. My work centers around two main activities. The first is helping regional planning agencies such as ABAG understand their long-term growth outlook. I do this for several regional planning agencies in northern, southern and central coast California. My other main activity is studying workforce trends and policy implications both as a professional and as a volunteer member of the NOVA (Silicon Valley) and state workforce boards. The title of the blog is Invest and Innovate and that is what I believe is the imperative for our local area, region, state and nation. That includes investing in people, in infrastructure and in making our communities great places to live and work. I served on the recent Palo Alto Infrastructure Commission. I also believe that our local and state economy benefits from being a welcoming community, which mostly we are a leader in, for people of all religions, sexual preferences and places of birth. (Hide)
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Today in Paris
Uploaded: Jan 11, 2015
Today I watched the march in Paris. I encourage everyone to see clips on
TV or Internet sites.
Today thousands of Muslims marched in solidarity with Jews in Paris. Fifty years ago thousands of Jews marched in solidarity with African Americans in the south. Fifty years earlier men (some) marched in solidarity with women as the final push for the right to vote in America carried on.
More recently many straight Americans stood with our gay brothers and sisters in an ongoing move to remove discrimination based on sexual orientation.
I cried today in happiness to see such an outpouring of support.
Today reminds me that we are stronger when our voices are merged in support of freedom and tolerance and that we all can at one time or another use the support of others.
What is it worth to you?
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