Who Killed California’s Economy?

Appearing in: Forbes Right now California’s economy is moribund, and the prospects for a quick turnaround are not good. Unable to pay its bills, the state is issuing IOUs; its […]

Did Homeowners Cause The Great Recession?

Appearing in: Forbes The person who caused the current world recession can be found not on Wall Street or the city of London, but instead could be you, and your […]

Amid Obama’s Change is More of the Same

Appearing in: Politico The Obama administration has been, so far, hierarchical and even conservative in its thinking. Following and even surpassing the Bush administration’s reliance on an M.B.A.-trained elite, which […]

Why The Left Is Questioning Its Hero

Appearing in: Forbes Much has been made by the national media and the markets about the emergence from our desiccated economic soil of what President Obama has called “green shoots.” […]

Europe: No Longer A Role Model For America

Appearing in: Forbes For decades many in the American political and policy establishment–including close supporters of President Obama–have looked enviously at the bureaucratic powerhouse of the European Union. In everything […]

Britain’s Labour Lessons For Obama

Appearing in: Forbes LONDON – The thrashing of Britain’s New Labour Party – which came in a weak third in local and European Parliament elections this week – may seem […]

Is Your City Safe From The Tech Bust?

Appearing in: Forbes A decade ago, the path to a successful future seemed sure. Secure a foothold in the emerging information economy, and your city or region was destined to […]

Can California Make A Comeback?

Appearing in: Forbes These are times that thrill some easterners’ souls. However bad things might be on Wall Street or Beacon Hill, there’s nothing more pleasing to Atlantic America than […]

Let’s Snooker The TARP Babies

Appearing in: Forbes Snook, Texas, a town of less than 600 souls, is best known for being the home of Sodalak’s Country Inn, the originator of country fried bacon. It […]

The Luxury City vs. the Middle Class

Appearing in: The American The sustainable city of the future will rest on the revival of traditional institutions that have faded in many of today’s cities. Ellen Moncure and Joe […]