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Articles by Dustin Schrader


California Makes The Right Move On Judicial Funding


Since 2000, the populations of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties have been booming. From 2000 to 2012, Riverside County’s population grew by 46.8%, the fastest growth rate of any California county, while the population of San Bernardino County increased by 21.8%, the eighth fastest growth rate.

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Taxing Services: A Step In The Right Direction


EDITOR'S NOTE: This post was co-authored by Christopher Thornberg

Much noise has been made over the years about California’s unfriendly tax environment. But an ongoing mantra at Beacon Economics is that California is not so much a ‘high’ tax state as a ‘dumb’ tax state.

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School Construction Bonds: A Matter Of Fairness


EDITOR'S NOTE: This post was co-authored by Christopher Thornberg

Governor Jerry Brown announced in his recent budget proposal that California should stop issuing school construction bonds. This came as a bit of a surprise to many.

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Autonomous Cars On The Way… What Do They Mean For Infrastructure Investment?


Here in Los Angeles, the first thing visitors learn is that our public transportation system won’t get them anywhere. The second thing they learn is that, according to legend, Henry Ford is the reason why.

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