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BART strike revs up free market rides

July 3, 2013 By Katy Grimes Only two full days into the BART worker strike, it appears the 400,000 people who usually rely on the train system to get around the San Francisco Bay Area are resourceful. And, they’ve turned

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CA global warming is big business for government

April 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes Just when Californians thought implementation of the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act couldn’t get any worse, it is. AB 32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, and SB 375, the sustainable communities companion

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Free market’s lessons go untaught

Dec. 9, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Advocates for bigger government — which is just about everyone these days, it seems — believe that government is the most efficient and humane provider of goods and services. It’s such a

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100 years of ‘Capitalism and Freedom’

July 31, 2012 By Katy Grimes As free marketeers celebrate famed Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman’s 100 birthday today, revisiting Friedman’s 1979 interview with Phil Donahue, where Friedman schooled Donahue, a 1970’s liberal television talk show host, on capitalism. This is an important reminder of

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Big dairy sours on state price controls

May 25, 2012 By Joseph Perkins A civil war has broken out within California’s dairy industry, pitting milk producers against cheesemakers. The two sides are at odds over the state Department of Food and Agriculture’s valuation of whey, the liquid

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