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Silicon Valley’s vanishing middle class

When you read the biographies of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and other early Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, one thing to note is their middle-class origins. Jobs’ father, Paul, was a mechanic and carpenter. Wozniak’s father was an engineer. They went to

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Wired: Anti-vaccine parents common in Silicon Valley

The coverage of the measles outbreak in the U.S. often makes the point that opponents of compulsory vaccination for schoolchildren are split politically between affluent leftists with New Age-y views about modern medicine and conservatives who don’t like government telling

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CA lobbyists celebrate banner year

It’s got a bad reputation, even in some parts of Washington, D.C. But lobbying is a way of life in California, where the practice shows no signs of letting up. In a string of news events and reports, the many

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VIDEO: John Allison — The Right Social and Economic Policies for Growth

Getting economic policy right is only part of the formula for long-term growth. The CATO Institute’s John Allison joins Brian Calle to discuss the right business environment for long-term growth.

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Silicon Valley firms, Asian voters edging away from Democrats

The 2014 midterms have already been dismissed by President Obama as irrelevant because of low turnout. This isn’t entirely self-serving sour grapes. Not just partisans but analysts who have little nice to say about the Obama administration wonder how a

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Uber shows CA cool still beats regulators

This has been a big year for Uber. The ride-for-hire app became a mainstream phenomenon, but attracted more than its fair share of criticism and legal scrutiny. And the Uber saga is just getting started. A fresh wave of initiatives —

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Few donors, big support for Prop. 47

With California’s Proposition 47, advocates of criminal justice reform have created a potent test case for national policy. But financial support for the measure has depended on a tiny handful of influential donors, creating unexpected and uncomfortable questions for both sides about

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VIDEO: Would six Californias be better than one?

Is the Six Californias plan good for California? Reason Magazine’s Editor Matt Welch joins Cal Watchdog’s James Poulos and we find out what would be missed.

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GOP banks on Silicon Valley inroads

California’s tech titans are giving the Republican Party a second look. Political and tech observers alike have agreed these are early days for a realignment of Silicon Valley voters. Nevertheless, the titans’ interest in GOP candidates and causes — and the corresponding

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Mitch Albom, CWD contributor talk about Silicon Valley, diversity

Jesse Jackson’s on-again, off-again campaign against Silicon Valley for the lack of blacks, Latinos and women in its tech workforce is revving up. This is from a USA Today story this week: “There’s no talent shortage. There’s an opportunity shortage,”

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