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NPR Interview from May 4

May 5, 2009

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More fun stuff… NPR was looking for some to talk expertly about the national real estate market and the recent March numbers released from the National Association of REALTORS. Instead, they got stuck with me… Here’s a link to the short segment – Scott Sambucci on NPR.

Immigration: Labor Markets & Economic Growth Should Drive Policy

May 5, 2009

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The talk about immigration and border control again rises to the surface of American politics. It’s a false assumption to think that those in favor of enforcing the borders are “anti-immigration.” While enforcing the laws and are vital to maintaining our borders, free markets call for the natural flow of labor based on supply and […]

Update: Berkeley City Council Climate Action Plan

May 4, 2009

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The vote originally scheduled for April 21 to enact the Berkeley Climate Action Plan has been pushed to Tuesday, May 5. Click here for a link to the new agenda item.

Warren Buffett & GM’s Bondholders

May 4, 2009

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Warren Buffet is an ardent supporter of the Obama Administration, which seems puzzling given his penchant for the free market and capitalism throughout his life.  (Check out Roger Lowenstein’s “Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist” – definintely a good read…) On the other hand, he’s been extremely charitable throughout his life, giving away most […]