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Steven Greenhut
Steven Greenhut
Steven Greenhut is a senior fellow and Western region director for the R Street Institute. Write to him at sgreenhut@rstreet.org.
by | Apr 2, 2020

Sacramento Probably the worst part of the coronavirus lockdown is the realization that Americans will put up with virtually any edict, no matter how draconian, and any subsidy, no matter how ridiculous, if they are scared about their health and worried…

by | Mar 26, 2020

Sacramento With coronavirus turning our lives into a zombie apocalypse, most Americans have been fairly nonchalant as government officials grab the most expansive power that they can get their hands on. For instance, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has claimed the…

by | Mar 19, 2020

Sacramento I’d been taking photographs at the Salton Sea over the weekend, where life — such that it is, in such a desolate place — seemed fairly normal. Now that I’ve returned to a world of quarantines and “social distancing,”…

by | Mar 12, 2020

Sacramento California has the largest number of active military members in the nation, who live on relatively low salaries in this exceedingly expensive state. To make matters worse, the state has enacted some of the most stringent occupational-licensing rules in the nation…

by | Mar 5, 2020

Sacramento As California voters continue their march to the left, many of us are left wondering what that will mean for one of the few remaining laws that protects us from pure and utter plunder. In 1978, voters overwhelmingly approved…

by | Feb 27, 2020

Sacramento The worst part about living in a one-party state is the foreboding sense that there’s nothing the ruling party couldn’t do unless the courts or the federal government step in to stop it. California voters haven’t shown any willingness to…

by | Feb 20, 2020

Sacramento After a group of homeless moms simply moved into a vacant three-bedroom house in Oakland owned by a company that invests in local real estate, local progressives turned them into folk heroes. These women weren’t squatters who took something…

by | Feb 13, 2020

Sacramento If you’re ever walking around the Mid-Market area of downtown San Francisco and take your gaze off the ground (where you’re probably trying to navigate around homeless people’s poop piles), you’ll be stunned by a hulking, 18-story monstrosity that…

by | Feb 6, 2020

Sacramento The think tank I work for sponsored a bill in the state Senate two years ago that would have decriminalized the act of shampooing and curling hair for pay. Yes, it’s against the law in California to work at a hair…

by | Jan 29, 2020

Sacramento In the Norwegian Netflix series “Occupied,” Russia slowly takes over the Scandinavian nation after its prime minister declares his decision to shut down its oil production and quickly shift the country toward a form of renewable energy. Don’t be…

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