San Francisco

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close up of addict woman and drug syringes
close up of addict woman and drug syringes

The Real Zombie Apocalypse

The likelihood of a zombie apocalypse like the ones portrayed in movies and TV shows is slim to say the least, but in the slums of some of America's largest cities, it seems the apocalypse is already upon us. Only it's not a virus or a curse turning people into walking shells of their former selves – it's drug addiction. Read More ›
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Chaos by the Bay

San Francisco has become plagued by homelessness, addiction, and property crime. In this short documentary, I investigate what went wrong — how one of the world's most prosperous cities has become a haven of public disorder. Read More ›
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Photo by Keith Wong at Unsplash

Chaos by the Bay

The world of the well-off has become tightly restricted by public quarantine orders, and the world of the poor increasingly resembles that of Mad Max — lawless, crime-ridden, and devoid of functioning authority. Read More ›

Flexible Tolling: The Key To Solving Our Congestion

Transit can’t solve the problem, and we can’t afford to build enough highways. So modern tolling, with prices varied by demand, will be necessary. Here’s a look at how the Legislature is quietly laying the political and conceptual groundwork. Start with the transportation facts of life. Population in the four counties of Central Puget Sound will have grown from the 2008 total Read More ›

Puget Sound Ports Facing Challenges

This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Those modest aspirations drive people like Bruce Agnew batty. Agnew, director of the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development, said the Seattle port risks sliding into irrelevance without concerted effort to keep it competitive. The rest of the article can be found here.