Cutting Back City Hall: Reason Foundation's Adrian Moore and Julian Morris

"More than half the states' entire budget is smaller than California's budget deficit," explains Adrian Moore, vice president of policy at Reason Foundation. "There is a broadening realization that what we have been doing doesn't work and that we have to do things differently in California."

At Reason Weekend 2013, Reason Foundation's annual donor event, Moore and Reason Foundation vice president of research Julian Morris presented five case studies highlighting Reason’s work in alleviating traffic, improving waste management, privatizing city services, reforming public education, and averting municipal pension meltdowns.

About 50 minutes.

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    56 mins? I have to take the wife to town for her weekly shopping trip. I will peruse the comments when I get home.

    Oh, and.....first.

  • ||

    48 mins....same thing.

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    What's a California? Is it like a hernia?

  • ||

    No, hernias can be repaired.

  • AlmightyJB||

    They're both a pain in the ass though.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    If your hernia is causing you pain in your ass, your doing it wrong.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Maybe he has a butt belly.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    I decided to check up on what the kids at Melissa Harris Perry's RACISM SQUAD! were all aflutter about, this morning. Surprise, white people are wrecking Detroit!

    Talk about Zero Sum Economics; a white person who decides to get out his (or the bank's) checkbook and take a flyer on an abandoned derelict property in Detroit is somehow or other stealing from the black people who live in the neighborhood. Because empty decrepit firetraps are apparently less offensive than the plague of gentrification.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||


  • Caleb Turberville||

    Zero Sum Economics is the only reason "progressives" are "progressive" (meaning their unfounded claim that "middle class" workers are doing worse now than 30 years ago).

  • Caleb Turberville||

    That was means for The Late P Brooks.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Worst gun control law ever?

    Public thinks money grows on trees.

    And no I don't work for Hot Air but thought these both would be of interest here.

  • Cdr Lytton||

    This came two days after two D senators snookered the local media into reporting that serious gun control was dead.

    Ginny Burdick is a special type of moron. Even her own side thinks so.

  • Cdr Lytton||

    The "emergency" part of the proposed ban is standard boilerplate that enables a law to go into effect immediately instead of January 1st of the following year. More and more it's tacked on to non-emergency bills because they can.

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    The home inspection part of the law has already been shot down and decried. The rest of it is still pretty bad, though.

    Mistake in gun bill could defeat the effort

  • Generic Stranger||

    You're confusing Washington with Oregon, dude.

  • Virginian||

    Western Oregon should swap Eastern Oregon to Washington for Western Washington. I feel like that would be a pretty great state.

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    Well damn. Geez. Sorry, I remembered when reading the op that I'd heard something similar recently, and for some reason thought they were the same place.

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    thought they were the same place.

    Not literally of course, I just forgot what state I was looking for.

  • Sevo||

    "There is a broadening realization that what we have been doing doesn't work and that we have to do things differently in California."
    I haven't seen that.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    There is a broadening realization

    So, nearly a dozen people, then?

  • Sevo||

    Not in SF. More like 3, maybe 4.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Add me, A Serious Man, Sloopy, Banjos, Sudden, playa manhattan, and and we are up to 10 or 11. Gaining traction!

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Speaking of California Reasonoids; Sloopy and I are planning to go to the Ohio State/Cal football game on September 14. Any Bay Area libertarians want to try to meet up for a drink or two?

  • C. Anacreon||

    Wow, didn't realize OSU was playing out here also this year. Two weeks earlier Northwestern is at Cal and we are going to that game. Good for Cal for playing two B1G teams in one year.

    It'd be fun to meet up with you and Sloop. Maybe Sevo, PapayaSF as well; I think there are a few more around here.

    Perhaps we can also wager about October 5, when OSU will be visiting Evanston?

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Looks like NU will be coming off their bye week. Seems like a suckers bet to me. But, sure we'll get some action going on it.

  • Mokers||

    Add me to the list

  • The Late P Brooks||

    The world according to Krugabe:

    Here’s how it happened: Republicans engaged in unprecedented hostage-taking, threatening to push America into default by refusing to raise the debt ceiling unless President Obama agreed to a grand bargain on their terms.

    We're mired in debt, due to unconstrained spending; we're borrowing nearly half of what we spend, which includes the interest payments on what we have borrowed in the past. The only sensible course of action is to borrow even more money (in perpetuity, presumably) to maintain the overall rate of growth in spending. Because, if we don't, the house of cards will be revealed as exactly that.

    Is that pretty much it?

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||


  • Virginian||


    Typical racist redneck teabagger rethuglican sexist meanie. TRY SOME TOLERANCE FOR ONCE!

  • Sevo||

    Not enough spittle, but a good try...

  • wareagle||

    I have great concern about the mooselimbs. Those things are heavy.

  • Harvard||

    [..reforming public education,..]


  • The Late P Brooks||

    Rhetorical question: does CNN have editors?

    I was just reading a story about South Africa's Gun Culture* and, as the writer described the circumstances, Pistorius "accidentally" shot the girl through a closed door because he claims to have believed she was a burglar.

    Wrong. If you shoot somebody on purpose, for any reason, it's not an accident. It might be a mistake, but IT'S NO FUCKING ACCIDENT.


    * Reader's digest version: Despite strictly written gun laws, nearly everybody in South Africa seems to have a gun. Inconceivable!

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    If I lived in South Africa, I would be armed to the teeth.

  • Virginian||

    South Africa had a robust gun culture for whites in the apartheid era. Then when the ANC took over they passed strict gun control for everyone...with the result that violent crime shot through the roof. Shocking that a Marxist party with a terrorist wing would immediatly seek to control small arms.

  • Virginian||

    I liked Roissy a lot better when it was just shit about women and game. The Stormfront losers really lower the tone.

  • Virginian||

    Comments over there are always full of them.

  • Virginian||

    That's just insane. Dude, there are people there who legitimately believe the Jews run the world behind the scenes. Understand what I'm saying here: I'm not saying people critical of AIPAC, or fans of John Derbyshire, or even people who favor race based immigration quotas. I'm talking about people who hold beliefs regarding Jews that are literally Hitlerian in nature. There was a 500 comment thread a few weeks back that Roissy had to clean up hard because it was full of frothing commentary about the Zionist conspiracy. He now has a filter so that if you type the word Jew in the comments, it scrubs you. So people talk about "the tribe" instead.

    Again, love his stuff on women, love, relationships, sex, game, and his bashing of Jezbel is top notch. But whenever he posts something about race or immigration or anything else that's really political....well....ugly shit crawls out from under the rocks. I'm not blaming him of course. Open comments attract scum from time to time.

  • Redmanfms||

    I've seen much more frothing at the mouth antisemitism here than at heartiste.

    Fucking bullshit.

    Post quotes or GTFO.

    I think by "Stormfront losers" you really mean "those opposed to open borders."

    Based on the posts you've made in opposition to open borders (and your reasons for that opposition), your sentiments would find a very receptive audience over on the 'front.

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    as Laura answered I am alarmed that any one able to earn $9684 in 1 month on the computer. have you seen this web link and go to home and tech tab .

  • ygsrf||

    Kickoff to you with the online store 2013

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    realization that what we have been doing doesn't work and that we have to do things differently in California."

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