January 31, 2018

David Bahnsen (The Bahnsen Group) and Will Swaim (Cal Policy Center) take a trip with gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa – back to a time when America’s anxiety about urban blight coincided with nearly boundless faith in government planners. All that, plus plastic straws, and a wrestling match with one of the nation’s largest investors, the California Public Employees Retirement System.
Pictured: Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

Intro music by Metalachi, the LA-based mariachi/metal band.

Links
- Christian Britschgi: California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws (Reason)
- Steven Greenhut: The reanimation of redevelopment (American Spectator)
- Ed Ring: California’s 20 worst cities when it comes to retirement benefits (Cal Policy Center)

Contact
David Bahnsen, davidbahnsen@gmail.com
Will Swaim, will@calpolicycenter.org

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