National Politics

Winning Boomers Over on Housing

Posted July 9, 2019 by

4 Arguments to Influence Progressive Boomers In Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America I describe how boomer homeowners in over a dozen progressive cities have worsened the urban housing crisis. Boomers have stopped neighborhoods
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Mark Janus Wants His Union Dues Back

Posted July 9, 2019 by

This piece first appeared in Capital and Main. A year after Janus v. AFSCME, right-to-work forces organize against organized labor in California. MARK JANUS GOT THE SUPERHERO TREATMENT during a June 27 gathering of the conservative faithful at a meeting
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Democrats’ Housing Policies Worsen Climate Change

Posted June 12, 2019 by

Key Democrats Prioritize Luxury Homeowners Over a Sustainable Future Since California’s Governor Newsom allowed Senate leader Toni Atkins to kill SB50, the state’s leading housing production bill (See “Democratic Leaders Fail California,”  May 19), media criticism of the action has
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Are Cities’ Housing Policies Making a Difference?

Posted May 14, 2019 by

Many Cities Advance Inadequate “Middle Ground” Strategies As the urban affordability crisis increases homelessness and prices out the working and middle-class, cities are responding in various ways. But to paraphrase the Los Angeles Times (“L.A. Spent $619 million on homelessness
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Why Seniors Need SB50

Posted May 7, 2019 by

Aging Boomers Want Fourplexes in Their Neighborhoods I spoke about California’s housing emergency at UC Irvine last week and came away with an unexpected insight: while measures to increase housing density like California’s SB50 are identified with millennials, senior homeowners
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