News: Real estate doesn’t make an economy: Joel Kotkin

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Real estate doesn’t make an economy: Joel Kotkin

From Southern California to Shanghai and London, inflated real estate prices have evolved into a simulacrum for broader prosperity. In an era of limited income gains, growing inequality, political dysfunction and fading productivity, the conjunction of low interest rates and essentially free money for the rich and well-placed has sparked the construction of often expensive, high-density residential housing.

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Measure A: Park funding need is as big as all outdoors: Steve Soboroff

Two years ago, this newspaper editorialized that “there are few things that can improve the quality of a neighborhood or a community like parks and open space."

That comment was accurate then, and it’s still accurate today. That’s why it’s so important to pass Measure A, known as the Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks, Open Space, Local Beaches, Rivers, and Water Conservation Protection Measure.

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Who’s to blame for Trump? Media should look in the mirror: Carl M. Cannon

The postmortem on the Donald Trump phenomenon was well under way long before early voting began. Casting their nets too close to shore, the establishment punditry targeted the obvious suspects: cable news outlets who let Trump commandeer their microphones; Hillary Clinton for being a secretive and undynamic candidate; the Republican Party establishment for not doing more to derail Trump at the outset.

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L.A. County parks can’t wait for new funding: Letters

L.A. County parks can’t wait for new funding

Re “Vote no on Measure A; L.A. County should try again on parks funding" (Endorsement, Oct. 21):

Vote yes on Measure A.

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Measure M can thaw L.A. County’s glacial traffic: Guest commentary

Without action, Los Angeles traffic is about to get a lot worse. More productive hours of the day will be wasted on jammed highways. The snail’s pace of delivering goods and services will continue to drive business away. The spirit of even the most optimistic Angeleno will be further crushed with each freeway standstill.

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