Book review: The Inclusive Economy: How to Bring Wealth to America’s Poor

I could not possibly disentangle my thoughts on The Inclusive Economy from my memories of evenings spent in various DC bars and then the Tanners’ lovely artsy Takoma Park home discussing how to increase social justice through principled libertarian policy. So I won’t try. It’s a lovely book by an even lovelier man and, yes, … [Read more…]

New writing and SF Mayoral election

My latest for the Beacon is Farrell Can’t Sweep Homelessness Under the Rug. Before that I wrote Jane Kim’s Relationship with the Truth: It’s Complicated. I was all worried about Jane Kim beating London Breed. They’re still counting votes, but it appears Mark Leno is going to get it because SF does ranked choice voting, a brilliant … [Read more…]

o shit waddup new content – Jane Kim hit piece and more on privilege

I wrote a new thing for the Beacon: Jane Kim’s Relationship with the Truth: It’s Complicated. On the social meeds, I had an interesting exchange about privilege. Which coincided with a few real-life conversations I’ve been having lately with men who’ve told me I’ve influenced their thinking on the topic. Post one, post two, comment thread. … [Read more…]

This is what democracy looks like

Hello my babies. It’s been a minute! I’ve been writing. My latest is Myth vs. Fact about SB 827 for the Beacon. Many groups still vehemently oppose the bill. Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu said it would displace renters and create “a housing boom for a privileged few and eviction notices for everyone else.” … [Read more…]

What’s so great about me

Hello all. I have some new posts for you to read which have been published since we last checked in. A Housing Crisis Case Study: The 26th Balboa Reservoir Project Hearing Breaking: San Francisco Red Tape Causes Displacement Could a Housing Bill Fight Segregation in San Francisco? Can SF Trust Mark Farrell to Fight Police … [Read more…]