It’s the epicenter of the tech industry and the wealthiest, most progressive state in the union, but homelessness is surging — and no one can agree on how to fix it Tessa Stuart, provided by Published 6:00 am PDT, Thursday, September 5, 2019 Photo: Erin Brethauer For Rolling Stone Photo: Erin Brethauer For Rolling Stone Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 Photo: Erin Brethauer For Rolling Stone Why can’t California solve its housing crisis? 1 / 15 Back to Gallery When the shimmering, state-of-the-art, $1.3 billion Levi’s Stadium opened its doors in Santa Clara, it was hailed as the pinnacle of technological innovation. Concessions delivered to your … [Read more...] about Why can’t California solve its housing crisis?
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By Letters To The Editor | PUBLISHED: June 6, 2019 at 3:10 am | UPDATED: June 6, 2019 at 3:53 am Will building luxury condos solve the housing crisis? There is an affordable housing crisis in California. But how does encouraging the building of luxury condos solve that problem? That’s the premise underlying many of the housing bills our state legislators are proposing, including SB 50, AB 1279. Sound hokey? Yet state legislators are ready to hang their hats on this unproven “solution,” crossing their fingers while overriding local zoning, and proposing that tall condo buildings also be built next to single-family homes. Contrast that with California’s current $21 billion state surplus, which could be targeted for rental subsidies, vouchers, public housing, providing financing and improving mass transit. Instead, the Legislature plans to give a big payday to developers, realtors, union workers and tech companies while overriding zoning and dismantling … [Read more...] about Letter: Will building luxury condos solve the housing crisis?
=PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A perfect California day. The sun was shining, a gentle breeze was blowing and, at a Silicon Valley coffee shop, Rep. Ro Khanna was sitting across from one of his many billionaire constituents discussing an uncomfortable subject: the growing unpopularity of billionaires and their giant tech companies. "There's some more humility out here," Khanna, D-Calif., said. The billionaire on the other side of the table let out a nervous laugh. Chris Larsen was on his third start-up and well on his way to being one of the wealthiest people in the valley, if not the world."Realizing people hate your guts has some value," he joked.For decades, Democrats and Republicans have hailed America's business elite, especially in Silicon Valley, as the country's salvation. The government might be gridlocked, the electorate angry and divided, but America's innovators seemed to promise a relatively pain-free way out of the mess. Their companies produced an endless series of products … [Read more...] about How billionaires are battling capitalism’s critics
Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press Updated 8:31 am PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee girl prepares to lick the last of her corn and soya porridge breakfast from her bowl, at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived refugees are processed before being allocated plots of land in nearby Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. An internal inquiry released in Nov. 2018 says the United Nations refugee agency has misspent millions of dollars on Africa's largest refugee crisis. less FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee girl prepares to lick the last of her corn and soya porridge breakfast from her bowl, at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived ... more Photo: Ben Curtis, AP … [Read more...] about UN says millions misspent on Africa’s biggest refugee crisis
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens Number of migrants leaving Venezuela reaches three million Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens The socialist poster child, Venezuela, is facing mounting crises as the country continues to crumble. Socialism has been a disaster every time it has been tried, whether it has been abandoned – as in North Korea, Sweden, Russia, China, Cuba, or East Germany – or where it has been allowed to lead to total financial disaster, as in Venezuela. In Venezuela, the refugee crisis and the economic crisis continue to reach fresh levels while the overweight socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, who stuffs himself while his people starve to death, shows no hint of wanting to abandon the disaster. On Thursday, Venezuela’s year on year inflation rate was 833,997 percent. The International Monetary Fund predicted … [Read more...] about World View: Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens