California

Publications

, The American Spectator
Meatless Meats and Other Market Miracles
Steven Greenhut

Is it better to have been a cow who, after spending a few years in a pasture or a feedlot, gets sent to a slaughterhouse — or to have never been a cow at all?

Animal-rights activists…

, Insurance Journal
Techquake: The Biggest Threat to California’s Tech-Sector May Lie Directly Beneath its Feet
Ian Adams

California’s technology sector has had a tough year with state and federal policymakers, to say nothing of the general public. Concerns about the size and scope of internet firms have led to a…

Urban v. suburban debate misses need for freer markets
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO – Whatever one thinks of Sen. Scott Wiener’s controversial bill that would make it easier for developers to build high-density apartments and condos around bus and rail stations, this…

, The American Spectator
What ‘Free Money’ Means to Me
Steven Greenhut

Officials in Stockton, Calif., a hard-pressed agricultural and industrial city 75 miles northeast of San Jose, are enjoying the glow of media attention from their ongoing, first-in-America…

Years of bad rules led to California’s unfixable housing mess
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO – Whenever I write about complex public-policy problems, I hear from readers who ask something like this: “OK, wise guy, if you’re so smart then tell me how we fix the problem.”…

, The American Spectator
Government ‘Oversight’ Is a Very Bad Joke
Steven Greenhut

Just as the movie Casablanca’s Captain Louis Renault was shocked to find gambling going on in a renowned nightclub and gambling den, I, too, am shocked by the findings revealed in…

California is not a nation-state, despite its pretensions
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO – My local publicly run electric utility district is represented by an elected board of directors, none of whose names I know or care to know. The lights always go on and the monthly…

, The American Spectator
California May Be Coming for You
Steven Greenhut

Those of us who live in California are used to the state’s aggressive tax-collection policies. Despite record-setting budgets, the state never has enough revenue to fund all the programs it…

, The American Spectator
California Still Dying for New Taxes
Steven Greenhut

California’s state budget is flush with cash and spending levels have hit record highs. After last decade’s recession, state lawmakers talked about making up for spending…

RE: SB 290 Natural disasters – Insurance and related alternative risk-transfer products
R.J. Lehmann

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I am director of finance,
insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute. R Street is a think tank
devoted to pragmatic free-market solutions to public policy…