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Death of Prop 13 | Union Backed Prop. 15 Will Destroy Small Businesses

Death of Prop 13 | Union Backed Prop. 15 Will Destroy Small Businesses

    By Edward Ring California’s state and local governments, and the public sector unions that exercise nearly absolute control over the politicians who supposedly oversee them, have always had an insatiable desire for higher taxes. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has added even more urgency to their insatiable quest for more money from […]

Prop. 16 is Real Racism to Combat Perceived Racism

Prop. 16 is Real Racism to Combat Perceived Racism

    By Edward Ring Lest anyone be tempted to suggest this analysis is written under a pretense of journalistic indifference, let’s make its ideological position clear: Affirmative action, preferential hiring or admissions, or legislatively enforced quotas of any kind – based on race, gender, religion, income, or anything else relating to an identifiable “group” – […]

The Wealth Tax Steals Money and Time

The Wealth Tax Steals Money and Time

    By Edward Ring Can you imagine having to do an inventory and net worth calculation every year? Let alone potentially being audited and having to prove that values were not intentionally understated? It’s not only financial robbery, it’s time theft! – Senator John Moorlach, Moorlach Update, August 14, 2020 What Senator Moorlach is referring to […]

A Pension Recommendation for the California Teachers Association

A Pension Recommendation for the California Teachers Association

    By Edward Ring This week a fascinating article on the website of the Education Intelligence Agency revealed that the California Teachers Association, one of the most powerful labor unions in the world, is itself having labor problems. Moreover, the labor problems they’re encountering are because they’re trying to be fiscally responsible. Setting aside for a moment all the […]

California’s Public-Sector Unions Rake in $921 Million in Annual Revenue

California’s Public-Sector Unions Rake in $921 Million in Annual Revenue

    By Edward Ring There is no special interest in California that wields more influence over state and local politics than public sector unions. At every level of government, from the office of the governor to a school board managing a district with only a few hundred students, public sector unions are omnipresent. With rare […]

How Much Do California’s City Workers Make?

How Much Do California’s City Workers Make?

    By Edward Ring With the economic shutdown devastating private sector employment in California, with small family-owned businesses the worst hit, how are California’s public employees doing? A recent report by NPR paints a grim picture, “Cities Have Never Seen A Downturn Like This, And Things Will Only Get Worse.” From the San Francisco Chronicle, “California […]

L.A. Teachers Union: Give us $250 Million, Or Keep Schools Closed

L.A. Teachers Union: Give us $250 Million, Or Keep Schools Closed

    By Edward Ring The second-largest public school district in the United States is in turmoil. Los Angeles Unified School District, with over 600,000 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade at over 1,000 schools, may not be open for the business of teaching on August 18. How to handle the COVID-19 pandemic is the issue, and there […]

The Orange County Classical Academy is Going to Transform Education in California

The Orange County Classical Academy is Going to Transform Education in California

    By Edward Ring In barely one month, 360 elementary school students will begin attending a new charter school that offers a dramatic departure from the failed public education model in California. The Orange County Classical Academy (OCCA) will open its doors to kindergarten through 5th-grade students, and apart from the student demographics, nothing about this school […]

Public Education is Changing Forever

Public Education is Changing Forever

    By Edward Ring The COVID pandemic has closed public schools for over two months, with no end in sight. This represents a seismic disruption to a system that was already strained. Before the pandemic lockdown, public schools in California faced financial insolvency, woeful failures to educate (especially in low income communities), and a parent […]

Public Sector Unions Continue Their Attack on Property Rights in California

Public Sector Unions Continue Their Attack on Property Rights in California

    By Edward Ring California’s legislature is controlled by Democratic super-majorities in both houses. These Democrat politicians, in turn, are controlled by public sector unions. They are now considering Assembly Bill 828, which will empower courts to summarily reduce rents by up to 25 percent and create additional barriers to the eviction process. Passage of this law would […]

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