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Problems? Too Many Jobs… Woe Is Me… The Sky Is Falling…

New Hampshire has one of the best of all economic problems to have. It has very low unemployment. The Granite State has consistently retained its near full employment status. In economics there are micro-economic and macro-economic applications. Microeconomics is the study of economics at an individual, group or company level; it is more about management …

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Wait, haven’t we’ve seen this before, sorta sideways?

SHOT: Gov. Gavin Newsom threatens to cut state funding from cities that don’t approve enough housing. For 50 years, California has required cities and counties to plan for enough new housing so that residents can live affordably. But many local governments fail to approve new development, contributing to the state’s housing crunch. Now, Gov. Gavin Newsom …

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Proposed Housing Appeals Board Would Rob NH Residents of Local Control

There’s no better place to begin a discussion of the new legisaltive year than a bill designed to shift power away from locals to the “experts” in the State Capitol. HB104-2019 would create a Housing appeals board. Put simply, the purpose of this body is to override local zoning rules that prevent developers from building …

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Nashua Didn’t See its “Housing Crisis” Cuz it Was Hiding Behind “The Rail Study”

Capistrano has the swallows, and Nashua, New Hampshire has the rail study. Every legislative ‘season’ the transportation doyens staff up the winery so they can wail like banshees about rail-study money. We need 4-million dollars for another rail study. It’s always four million. Since the same people will “study” rail with the same preconceived outcomes as every previous …

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193,000 Leave The Workforce

Bloomberg News reports that 193,000 more people have stopped looking for work in the Obama economy, taking 156,000 off the ‘Unemployed’ rolls.