California

Publications

, The American Spectator
It’s for the Children!
Steven Greenhut

At a property rights conference in San Bernardino County many years ago, former state Sen. Tom McClintock (now a Republican congressman representing the Sacramento area) and I joined a standing…

, Orange County Register
Could California be headed for a homeowners insurance catastrophe?
Caroline Melear

Californians are in the midst of an environmental crisis as the frequency and intensity of wildfires worsen. This year alone has produced an unseasonable January wildfire in Big Sur and a…

, The American Spectator
San Fran Dumps Its DA
Steven Greenhut

If the June 7 top-two primary results are any indication, California continues along its merry path of electing and reelecting progressive Democrats to every statewide office no matter what…

, The American Spectator
Men (Not) at Work
Steven Greenhut

Progressive politicians and economists are painting a dark picture about the future of work, as they depict a coming dystopia of American wage earners who have no job security or benefits, little…

, The American Spectator
The Inflation Ratchet
Steven Greenhut

Californians are used to crazy prices for just about everything, but the latest bout of inflation is driving those prices to almost comically absurd levels. The median price of a new house…

, National Review
California Environmentalists Move to Kill Massive Reservoir Project as State Faces Record Drought
Steven Greenhut

From National Review:

“It’s a long-term problem caused by long-term inaction,” said Steven Greenhut, a California-based senior fellow at the free-market R Street Institute, and the author of…

, The American Spectator
Lobbying for Congestion
Steven Greenhut

In Ayn Rand’s bestselling screed against the evils of bureaucracy, Atlas Shrugged, the nation’s infrastructure collapses as political hacks and regulators exert ever more control. In one of the…

, Orange County Register
States’ latest tobacco ‘protections’ are trying to kill us
Steven Greenhut

I consider myself a rational person, someone who is swayed by solid data and persuasive arguments, yet every afternoon after my work is done, I jump on my three-cylinder Triumph motorcycle and take…

, Orange County Register
California politicians push urbanism, as people flee cities
Steven Greenhut

Since the 1970s, California policy makers have embarked on a land-use strategy designed to promote “urbanism” – the idea that we all ought to live in dense housing developments, that suburban…

, The American Spectator
Orwell 2.0
Steven Greenhut

A Facebook friend recently published a link to some dodgy website, so I did what most of us do. I posted a critical comment, which led to a back and forth with someone I’ve never even met. I…

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