‘Business’ Archive

How Employers Impose Their Own ‘Growth Boundaries’ February 10, 2017 No Comments

There has been a lot of publicity about how the imposition of ‘growth boundaries’ on metropolitan areas often succeeds mainly in driving up the price of land within the boundaries.  But companies and employers often impose their own ‘growth boundaries’ by where they choose to locate, or not locate.  A person with a car will […]

The Continuing Presumption of Airlines January 12, 2012 1 Comment

I am prepared to admit that the California Bullet Train may prove to be a failure, even though France, Spain, Germany, and China have them! I voted for the train originally, not so much to eliminate automobiles, but as an alternative to airplanes, where you have to jump through so many security hoops to get […]

Are Corporations People? Part II April 26, 2011 No Comments

I have another observation to be added to my Corporations post.  And it’s kind of a compliment, incidentally, on the work of corporations and business in general in creating wealth. In John 6:15, Jesus, after feeding the five thousand, “knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a […]

Are Corporations People? April 19, 2011 1 Comment

The ‘corporation’ has been an item of controversy in the past, and not only on the left.  This The Economist article, “Peculiar people,” is a good primer on the issue.  I would add that: 1.  Most corporations in America are not ‘big corporations’ but ‘small corporations.’  Most of the small ones, and occasionally a few large ones, […]

Regulations March 10, 2011 2 Comments

Mark Lacter, in Los Angeles magazine not generally regarded as a right wing magazine, describes the regulatory problems in the City of Los Angeles with regard to establishing any kind of a new business.  It does not fall much short of what Mario Vargas Llosa described in Peru in his classic The Other Path . […]