National University System Institute for Policy Research

San Diego could thrive from pain
SAN DIEGO READER, December 17, 2014 - The world is a mess. San Diego might make money off that mess next year. Repeat: might. Japan has gone into recession. Europe will likely follow. Wars are mushrooming all over: Middle East. Ukraine. Ghettos. Economically, the United States has the least run-down house in a bad neighborhood. The Federal Reserve, our central bank, is keeping our economy afloat by printing money promiscuously. Continue reading »
San Diego Could be Home to MLB All-Star Game
NBC7 SAN DIEGO, December 15, 2014 - The Padres have put in a bid to host the All-Star Game, and San Diego City officials on Monday approved a measure to rubber stamp city funds for the event. The San Diego City Council approved a proposal to allow up to $1.5 million to cover police and fire department costs for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2016 as well as city permitting and operational services. Continue reading »
SD OKs $1.5M for All-Star bid
U-T SAN DIEGO, December 15, 2014 - San Diego's pursuit of the 2016 All-Star Game took a key step forward on Monday when the City Council unanimously agreed to cover up to $1.5 million for police officers, firefighters and other services during the event. Council members said hosting the world's best baseball players would boost the city's economy and enhance its image, while also allowing residents to attend the game or participate in five days of related activities. Continue reading »
U.S. economy out of the woods?
U-T SAN DIEGO, December 12, 2014 - Q: Does the latest jobs report signal that the U.S. economy is in solid growth mode? Answers: YES 12, NO 4 Continue reading »
Dubious stats for All-Star Game?
U-T SAN DIEGO, December 12, 2014 - Overly optimistic if not inflated revenue projections for major sporting events must date back to Super Bowl I if not the first Olympics. So there was more than a little skepticism greeting the city of San Diego's projection that a 2016 MLB All-Star Game and related events here could generate $80 million in overall economic impact. Continue reading »

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