No Nonsense Economics

27
Mar

We Need More Daylight Savings… Not Less!

Well, we recently went through the annual process of moving our clocks ahead an hour for daylight savings, and once again, the whole process has come under attack. This year it was featured prominently on the HBO comedy series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in a segment called “Why is this still a thing?” There was nothing terribly new in the

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10
Mar

School Construction Bonds: A Matter of Fairness

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. School bonds generally cruise through the State Legislature and very rarely fail at the ballot box. The State Assembly unanimously passed a $9 billion bond initiative last year before it stalled with the

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25
Feb

Some Perspective On The Ports

If you haven’t caught the news, which would be tough given recent press exposure, it looks like the ongoing conflict between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has finally come to an end. The last contract between the two expired in mid-2014 and the parties had been unable to reach an agreement on

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