Mexicans revolting against telecom monopoly 3

June 25, 2013 By John Seiler As I’ve written a couple of times on our site, Mexico’s economy now is growing faster than America’s. The country has enjoyed almost two decades of capitalist reforms, contrasting with the equivalent plunge into

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L.A. Times caught in tax liability 4

June 25, 2013  By Wayne Lusvardi File this under Hoist With Your Own Petard. As I wrote last month, the Los Angeles Times mistakenly said Michael Dell used a tax dodge to avoid $1.1 million in property taxes on his purchase

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CA unions split over new Obamacare penalties 0

June 25, 2013 By John Hrabe The new federal health care law has yet to take effect and already state legislatures are looking to change the rules for employers. The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, offered employers

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Californians like sprawl far more than ‘smart growth’ 5

June 25, 2013 By Chris Reed California’s official embrace of trendy “smart growth” — the policy/religion that assumes it’s best for individuals, communities and Gaia for most people to live in densely packed areas near transportation hubs, so they don’t

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NFL tricking kids into signing up for Obamacare 6

June 24, 2013 By John Seiler I used to be a big sports fan. But except for sporadic games in the other professional leagues, the only one I follow anymore is the NFL. I don’t know why. The game is

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W. Sacto Mayor threatens local businesses

June 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes   A local Sacramento politician recently issued a threat to punish businesses who disagree with him. His threat barely received a blip in the news. In a recent State of the City speech, West

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UFW strong-arms its own employees 4

June 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes What would Cesar Chavez say? The iconic co-founder of the United Farm Workers union organized across California to improve farm laborers’ pay, benefits and working conditions. Cesar Chavez Day is a state holiday on

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CA jobless rate drops to 8.6 percent 5

June 24, 2013 By John Seiler The good news: California’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.6 percent in May. That’s the lowest since the 2008 Great Recession struck. The bad news: It’s still twice as high as it was in 2006,

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College loans gouging graduates 15

June 24, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Americans are still focused on the bubble in housing prices, which, after inflating and bursting in the 2000s, is inflating again. But the wreckage that collapse caused in real estate and financial

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