San Francisco Bay Area 2015 Economic Engine
Growth won't be choked
This is not a bubble... Let's plan for growth
- One side of the political debate says, “Starve the Beast”. These “Progressives” are anything but progressive: You can’t promote progress and fight change. They resent the newly created wealth and think of economics as a choice as if it were a religion or political party. Growth is not something you can choose to believe in. Progressives are supply/demand curve deniers. The Progressives, like Donald Trump, want to build a wall and keep immigrants out, not at the Mexican border but around the Bay Area and especially their favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco.
- The other extreme also says, “Starve the Beast.” The Ayn Rand conservative and right-wing Republican cannot face the fact that infrastructure problems will only be solved with more government, the creation of regional authorities that can occasionally overrule the local town council and, yes, with more taxes and long-term bond obligations.
- The pragmatic middle says, “What Beast?” The majority are the proverbial frogs in the pot as the temperature slowly rises, who tolerate the consequences that come from not planning for growth. The center would prefer to stay out of politics. And if they see the need for density and infrastructure, they say, “If you are going to build something, do it over there but not in my back yard.”