Invest California’s Pension Funds in Water and Energy Infrastructure

By Edward Ring
“We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” –  Peter Thiel, in his 2011 manifesto “What Happened to the Future.” Anyone living in California who’s paying attention knows what venture capitalist Thiel meant. While a handful of Silicon Valley social media entrepreneurs have amassed almost indescribable wealth, and fundamentally transformed how humanity communicates, investment in...

TAGS: better faster cheaper, crony green capitalists, infrastructure, oligarchs, pensions, Peter Thiel

California Needs Infrastructure, and Unions Should be Helping

By Edward Ring
“Infrastructure” is a perennial topic that enters and leaves California’s public consciousness in the following manner: A politician says “we must rebuild our crumbling infrastructure,” journalists report it, almost nothing is done, and the infrastructure continues to crumble. The talking point is made. Check the box. Repeat. Decades pass. If you’ve driven west on Interstate...

TAGS: California infrastructure, government unions, infrastructure, oligarchs, private sector unions