Category Archives: Economics

People are Leaving Silicon Valley

As you read this article,  note that none of the in-state destinations include Nevada County. Why? Top 10 California counties that people are leaving 1. Santa Clara County Out of state destinations: Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and Idaho In state destinations: … Continue reading

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Exodus Starts: Millennials Ditch City Life

The urban revival of America’s core inner cities has been a decades-long failed experiment, as deindustrialization coupled with failed liberal policies have created a growing problem of inequality and violent crime. Middle-class advancement was once localized in the core of … Continue reading

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Rural Economy Technology Blog

Hello my six loyal Readers, I have launched a new blog Rural Economy Technology to cover rural broadband issues and their relationship to rural economic development. Many families and business in the rural areas struggle to gain the same broadband … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband, California, Economics

California Loses Another One to Texas

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new North American headquarters building in Grapevine, Texas, today in a special ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Greg Abbott, Masatoshi Kimata, President and Representative Director of the Kubota Group, along with State and local officials … Continue reading

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Green Screen Review: How America Gave Up on Change

Harvard Business Review interviewed Tyler Cowen about his latest book, on how America has given up on change. “In his last book, economist Tyler Cowen wrote about how machine intelligence could change the world. In his new book, The Complacent … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute to Host Climate Conference in Washington, DC March 23-24

Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change Will Focus on ‘Resetting U.S. Climate Policy’ for the Trump Administration ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – The Heartland Institute will host the 12th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-12) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in … Continue reading

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An Evening With Lord Monckton

As Ellen and I and our friends the Buhler’s were in the sign-in line at the Sutter Buttes Tea Party Meeting, a tall man in a cowboy hat and flowing rain coat approached us and extended his hand. “Christopher Monckton” … Continue reading

Posted in Agenda 21, Climate Change, Economics | 3 Comments

Nevada County Ozone Measurements In Error?

Nevada Count is often subject to summer ozone alerts. These alerts often scare local citizens, perhaps needlessly. Forest Mims III writes at Watts Up With That: Newly discovered EPA report says ozone measurements may be way off – cities may … Continue reading

Posted in California, Economics, Politics

Green Screen Review #15 : Here’s Why You’re Overlooking How Much VR Actually Matters

Jory MacKay writing at the Observer has some insight into VR opportunities: TOOLS FOR CREATING CONTENT If content is king on any platform then for VR to succeed, we need tools to make content easier to make. Right now it’s … Continue reading

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Green Screen Review #14 :Perpetual novelty can only last so long

Google Daydream is a quixotic quest to make VR normal Practically, though, Daydream will still just be a delivery mechanism for pictures and video — media that’s more immersive, sure, but hard to mistake for real life. The notion of … Continue reading

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