Do Sports Titles Help Cities?

Posted June 21, 2016 by

Warriors Loss Not Sign of Tech Decline Was it more important to Cleveland than the Bay Area that the Cavs win? This was certainly the popular wisdom. It went beyond Cleveland not winning a professional sports title since 1964 to
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Goldman Sachs Appeal: The Plan to Privatize Public Goods

Posted June 21, 2016 by Donald Cohen

House Speaker Paul Ryan recently released a new “anti-poverty” plan that would only make it tougher for poor and working families to get by. As expected, the plan cuts from public programs that help low- and moderate-income Americans, while protecting
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Blame Reagan for Homelessness

Posted June 20, 2016 by

On June 29, Bay Area media will provide a special one-day focus on homelessness. Ideally, the coverage will fill in a major media reporting gap: the failure to hold specific politicians accountable for causing and perpetuating widespread visible homelessness in
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IDEO’s SFUSD School Lunch Plan Flops

Posted June 16, 2016 by

A plan created in 2013 by world-famous design firm IDEO, intended to increase the number of students eating school lunch in San Francisco, has proven to have had just the opposite effect. Nearly three years after the SF Board of
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TNDC Celebrates 35 Years

Posted June 16, 2016 by

On June 16, 1981, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Company (TNDC) was born. I was there before that birth when Bruno Hicks and other Franciscan Friars owned and ran four Tenderloin buildings without formal nonprofit status. TNDC’s creation formalized a broader
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