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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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Expanding the taxation of online sales
Apr 16, 2018 4:43 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 8,746

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will take up a case to overturn a 1990s decision (the Quill case) that prohibited states from collecting sales tax from online sales where... More
Recent Tariff Proposals are Bad Policy
Mar 2, 2018 12:59 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 9,572

In January the administration announced tariff hikes on solar panels and washing machines. yesterday tariff increases were proposed for steel and aluminum.

The... More
Sharing A Column About a Brilliant Teacher Idea
Feb 17, 2018 11:23 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 4,853

My wife found this article and everyone we have showed it to has gone wow including our friend in the Ravenswood School District who will share it there.

Glennon... More
A New Way to Think About High Speed Rail
Nov 18, 2017 11:55 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 7,365

I was on the original consultant team in 1998. I thought the project design and ridership projections had serious flaws. I voted against the high speed rail (HSR)... More
The Retail Implications of the Comp Plan
Nov 4, 2017 3:32 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 5,503

The retail scene is changing. Online sales have led to large numbers of store closings all around the country—in affluent and less affluent areas alike. Shopping... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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