California

Publications

, The American Spectator
Let Them Go on Welfare
Steven Greenhut

If we’re looking for an example of heartlessness from the political class, there are few better examples than California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s Twitter response to moderate-income…

If you want to fix policing, then rein in police unions
Steven Greenhut

My Dad and I never agreed on politics given that he was unabashedly liberal in his views. He was a public-school teacher in New Jersey, so one would have expected that, as a proud Democrat, he would…

, The American Spectator
Doubling Down on a Job Killer
Steven Greenhut

The beauty of federalism is it allows individual states to try various public-policy experiments and then allows people in other states to sit back, observe the results, and decide whether or not…

, National Review
Podcast: Episode 127: Que Sera, Serra
Steven Greenhut

From National Review:

Will talks with historian Robert M. Senkewicz about Junípero Serra, founder of the California missions; object of veneration, admiration, and hate. In other news, Steve…

, The American Spectator
Some Scary Propositions
Steven Greenhut

Ever since Gov. Hiram Johnson in 1911 instituted the right to initiative, recall, and referendum, California has embarked on an unparalleled level of direct democracy — something that has turned…

Shocker: State energy policies help rich over the poor
Steven Greenhut

A prominent new study from UCLA researchers about California’s energy policies is fascinating not so much for its Captain Obvious conclusions, but because it points to a growing rift on in the…

, New York Post
Democrats don’t want police reform and other commentary
Steven Greenhut

From New York Post:

Libertarian: California’s Foolish War on Tech

California’s anti-business Democratic leaders are now “singling out the innovative tech sector for torment,” fumes The…

, Whittier Daily News
Let’s have fewer statues and less public mayhem
Steven Greenhut

If you think America’s statue battles are at a fever pitch, then consider the battles that Europeans have waged over statues following the demise of the totalitarian Soviet regime.

During the…

, The American Spectator
City Dwellers Vote With Their SUVs
Steven Greenhut

As my daughter recently searched for a new apartment in San Francisco’s typically overheated market, she experienced an unusual situation: Falling rent prices, less competition for available units…

, Real Vision Finance
Video: Political Paralysis & the Plunder of California’s Public Pensions (w/ Steve Greenhut & Mike Green)
Steven Greenhut

From Real Vision Finance:

Steve Greenhut, Western region director at R Street Institute and author of “Plunder: How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and…