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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)

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Commercial Developments Do Not Create Jobs
Jul 16, 2016 2:33 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 10,749

Buildings—offices, hotels, restaurants, stores—do not create jobs.

In a first order sense the tenants create the jobs—the businesses and organizations... More
Why Don’t More Companies Move or Expand Outside the Bay Area
Jul 11, 2016 5:41 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 21,519

Some companies have moved or expanded elsewhere. And some residents have moved away to escape the high housing costs. But this has not stopped the region and peninsula... More
Questions About the Acquisition of the Buena Vista Site
Jun 25, 2016 2:09 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 14,529



In discussions with friends, several questions arose and I am interested in learning the answers.

1) in the proposal announced last week, who would own the... More
Housing for Low Income Residents and Affordable Housing
Jun 18, 2016 11:57 am
Comments: 33 | Views: 3,874

I want to make two points.

One, housing for low income residents and affordable housing are overlapping but DIFFERENT categories

Two, there are negative consequences... More
Some Impacts of Driverless Cars
Apr 28, 2016 5:23 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 4,009

There was an interesting blog in the Wall Street Journal musing on the impact of driverless cars. The bottom line was that this innovation would reduce fuel use... More
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