Dear Readers: I was thrilled to discover that the local newspaper published an article I prepared, which featured my esthetician (Van). She has been doing my nails for years, and was brave enough to take over her salon during this economically challenging time.
It has been a long time since I published any writing in a traditional manner. I must say, it was nice going back to my roots. A scan of the article is below, for your enjoyment.
I promise to go back to my new media tomorrow. Meanwhile, Left Coast Rebel has a good, and related, piece on the free market and self-interest.
And, focusing a bit on California, I want to share an article that Caesar Charles prepared on CARB (California Air Resources Board) and its awful version of “Cash for Clunkers”.
Cash for Clunkers is still alive and well in California as Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement (VAVR). The misconceived program makes vehicles unattainable for young and low income people. VAVR also pushes middle income people into debt for new cars with the cost of adherence to environmental regulations combined with large cash incentives.
Also, the Legislative Analysis Office has slammed Brown’s budget for its inanity, as we did last week. If Brown were smart, he would take Shane Atwell’s suggestions as a place to begin making fiscally responsible changes that would actually work for the state. But that will happen on the day Mitt releases his tax records and Obama issues his college transcripts.
Finally, I would like to note that I would rather be published on page 23 of my local newpaper than to have the cover story on Newsweek (hat-tip, Beers with Demo).