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By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: As a teenager (in the 1960s), I stumbled across the insight that real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. As a grad student, I belonged to an...  (More)

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The Law of Supply and XXXXXX
Jun 10, 2014 12:57 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,831

Palo Alto's development policy is littered with bad economic analysis. The most patently absurd one is that the way to reduce the infamous Jobs-Housing Imbalance... More
Stupid Growth: So-called "Smart Growth" is a cancer on the community
Jun 7, 2014 1:43 pm
Comments: 27 | Views: 4,712

Rule of thumb: Anything that needs to be labeled "smart" isn't.

Classic Brainteaser: "Why aren't there ants that are the size of elephants?" The... More
Measure D (Maybell Rezoning): Cutting through the noise
Oct 11, 2013 1:15 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 4,456

This is not yet-another posting about how you should vote on Measure D. Instead, I will try to help undecided voters better understand the arguments being... More
Candidate Kickoff Events: Public, not just for supporters
Aug 22, 2014 5:01 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 4,415

Kick-off events for the campaigns for the candidates for Palo Alto City Council and the School Board begin this Saturday and extend into mid-September. While there... More
"Flawed" process is normal
Sep 5, 2014 3:30 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 4,356

It is misleading for City Hall to label as "flawed" its action on the 27 University Avenue project (Arrillaga towers) and the attempted sale of 7.7 acres of... More
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