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OC Bankruptcy Reflections and Lessons
Steven Greenhut

From John Moorlach’s Postings:

It is important to appreciate and understand what happened in Orange County, as financial decisions by elected officials continue to have long-term reverberations…

True to form, lawmakers ignore dark pension clouds
Steven Greenhut

It’s been a little more than 20 years since the California Legislature passed, and Gov. Gray Davis signed, Senate Bill 400, which granted 50-percent pension hikes to employees of the California…

, The American Spectator
Anatomy of a Government Bankruptcy
Steven Greenhut

When Orange County went belly up in 1994, the stories seemed to write themselves. One of the nation’s richest counties couldn’t pay its bills. Quirky Treasurer Bob Citron was the only Democrat…

Newsom picks fish over farms, but still gets brickbats
Steven Greenhut

When a union president was asked about his end goal in negotiations with his members’ employers, he responded with: “More.” No matter the proposal, he always demanded more of whatever was being…

, The American Spectator
Vapid Approach to Vaping
Steven Greenhut

After news broke about a serious and sometimes deadly outbreak of vaping-related illnesses, my colleagues who work in the harm-reduction field — i.e., health activists who argue that smokers…

, The American Spectator
Anti-Contractor Bill Shows California’s Aristocracy at Work
Steven Greenhut

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the San Diego Democrat who authored a landmark labor law (Assembly Bill 5), apparently is one of the most intelligent people in the state. Her colleagues who voted for…

Sunday Morning Newsmakers 11-17-19 Seg 4
Steven Greenhut

From Sunday Morning Newsmakers:

Steve Greenhut Western Region Director for the R Street Institute, a free market think tank. His is also on the editorial board of the Southern California News…

, The American Spectator
A Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Cars
Steven Greenhut

California has gained the obvious and well-earned reputation for having a regulatory environment that stifles innovation and restrains any company that comes up with new ideas. The most disturbing…

, The American Spectator
California Killing Its Gig Economy
Steven Greenhut

If you haven’t listened to California’s Democratic leaders (and who can blame you for that), you wouldn’t know that our state is the world’s fifth-largest economy and a model for the rest…

, Countable
Should Housing Be a Human Right?
Steven Greenhut

From Countable:

Steven Greenhut, the western region director for the libertarian R Street Institute, wrote in the Orange County Register recently that “Nothing really works and it’s cost…