National University System Institute for Policy Research




Tax cuts for all?
U-T SAN DIEGO, August 29, 2014 - Question: Would across-the-board tax cuts, including for the wealthy, help spur economic growth, as Rep. Paul Ryan suggests? ANSWERS: YES 8, NO 6 Continue reading »
Use brains, stay in California
SAN DIEGO READER, August 27, 2014 - Texas is a blue state. "What?!" you shriek. Texas is one of the reddest of the red Republican states. I mean that Texas is a blue-collar state. And its strategy for wooing companies to relocate there helps make it so. Texas governor Rick Perry goes all around the country trying to get companies to move to Texas, which, among other things, has no income tax. Texas holds down labor unions and wages, has a low cost of living with low housing prices, and has weak regulation, boasts Perry. Continue reading »
Texas may be getting our jobs, but California is getting all the money
KOGO 600 AM, August 27, 2014 - "Part of their appeal is low regulation, cheap labor, few unions. These don't appeal to start-ups doing innovative things. Those companies want the most creative people, and there aren't as many in Texas as there are in California." Continue reading »
Slowdown abroad: Impact on U.S.?
U-T SAN DIEGO, August 22, 2014 - Question: Are you concerned that economic slowdown in Europe, Asia and South America could hamper the U.S. economic recovery in the months ahead? Answers: YES 11; NO 4 Continue reading »
California 10/20 run back on in Encinitas
ENCINITAS ADVOCATE, August 22, 2014 - The California 10/20 run will bolt through Encinitas after all. Last June, a council majority blocked the race from heading through Cardiff, arguing street closures would impact businesses and residents. But upon second review Aug. 20, the council unanimously gave the Cardiff leg of the 10-mile race the green light. Continue reading »

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