Friday, March 31, 2017

California not ready for coming flood and drought

Water Deeply: "Beyond Oroville, where nearly 200,000 people were evacuated after the dam’s spillways eroded last month, roughly 7 million Californians live in places at risk from flooding."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

#Autosprawl v #publictransit - war heats up

Transportation leaders: We'll fight to save Bay Area transit projects from Trump cuts: "March 18--As the dust settles on President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to critical transportation funding, Bay Area leaders are calling the plan hypocritical in light of the administration's frequently touted but as yet unseen $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan."

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Our search for economic growth invites fraud

Resource Insights: "In his book The End of Normal economist James Galbraith makes a compelling case that our search for a return to the fast rate of economic growth experienced in the United States from 1945 to 1970 has led to fraud--fraud enabled by government actions that sought to "free the economy" from the shackles of "overregulation" and update the regulatory framework to meet "new challenges" such as globalization."