Exploring California Part 2: Half Moon Bay and Mamacita’s Food Truck

I am lucky to still have my weekends to myself. I have two days to decompress, read, walk the dogs, and explore my new home. We have spent the last few months venturing out and making this place home, finding our favorite place to eat, where we get our groceries, a local dog parks. We … More Exploring California Part 2: Half Moon Bay and Mamacita’s Food Truck

The neoliberal agenda, or modern loaves and fishes

Neoliberalism is fundamentally the idea that if two people would like to make a deal that does not directly affect anybody else, we should let them. It is opposed both to regulation and cartels, and the neoliberal agenda can take credit the de-regulation (and union cartel breaking) that allowed for containerization of global shipping, as well as … More The neoliberal agenda, or modern loaves and fishes

Gentrification, or a series of barely coherent thoughts

Over at Meisselspot (deep in the archives at this point), Yonah Meisselman has a thought-provoking piece on gentrification.  The whole post is worth reading (really, go click through and read it), but the core takeaway is this: like “capitalism” and “essays I wrote in high school,” I find “gentrification” to be a rather incoherent mess … More Gentrification, or a series of barely coherent thoughts