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POVERTY | We need a federal solution to homelessness
Austin Mayor Steve Adler has been ordered by Gov. Abbott to make the homeless camps under the Austin freeways go away. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2021 AUSTIN — The following is from an article … Continue reading
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TRANSPORTATION | Is widening I-35 Austin’s biggest
It costs too much and does too little. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | January 14, 2021 AUSTIN — I think I can make the case that widening I-35 through Central Austin is the biggest boondoggle ever, because … Continue reading
Posted in RagBlog Tagged Austin Traffic, I-35, Mobility, Rag Bloggers, Roger Baker, Transportation, TXDot 2 Comments
ECONOMICS | The economy of the pandemic
What was unbalanced before can’t be restored to the previous exponential growth state. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2020 The whole global system of finance capital is so loaded down with unrepayable fiat currency debt … Continue reading
Posted in RagBlog Tagged Coronavirus, Economics, Pandemic, Rag Bloggers, Roger Baker 1 Comment
METRO | Austin area transportation planning update
Now is a good time to pause and reflect. I-35 in downtown Austin. Photo by Todd Morris / Flickr / Creative Commons. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2020 AUSTIN — The federally-required CAMPO planning process … Continue reading
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The emerging split within the U.S.
The Perez wing, which is not hostile to Bernie Sanders, seems ready to discuss class oppression. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2017 The Hill, which is widely read by Washington politicians and is rather centrist-liberal … Continue reading
Posted in RagBlog Tagged Bernie Sanders, Debbie Wasserman Schulz, Democratic Party, DNC, Hillary Clinton, Rag Bloggers, Roger Baker, Tom Perez 2 Comments
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?
I compare TxDOT to a drunk who has run up a big bar tab and, knowing that he can’t pay, orders another round and prays for a miracle. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 16, 2016 “…income … Continue reading
Posted in Metro, RagBlog Tagged Fossil Fuels, Metro, Rag Bloggers, Roger Baker, Texas Politics, Transportation, Transportation Politics, TXDot 7 Comments
METRO | Austin transportation follies: $4 billion on IH-35 is a fool’s game
Widening roads in cities like Austin only makes congestion worse as political pressure works against smart transportation planning. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2016 Don’t get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to … Continue reading
OK, deflation has arrived. Now what?
The global situation is in its deflationary, cascading-default phase, where entire countries can go broke from bad petrodollar-denominated debt. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2016 “Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up” — … Continue reading
Posted in RagBlog Tagged Deflation, Keynesian Economics, Rag Bloggers, Resource Limits, Roger Baker, World Economy 11 Comments
What’s up with the global economy, and where do we go from here?
A deflationary spiral, such as is now becoming evident globally, acts as a natural poison. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | October 25, 2015 It now appears that the grand yearly addition to total human wealth, the global … Continue reading
Posted in RagBlog Tagged Deflationary Spiral, Global Economy, Marxist Analysis, Rag Bloggers, Roger Baker, U.S. Economy 8 Comments
METRO | Risky business in Central Texas: The toll road bond gamble
Wall Street won’t insure the new CTRMA toll road debt at an affordable cost because of its high risk. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2015 AUSTIN — The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, or CTRMA, … Continue reading
Posted in Metro, RagBlog Tagged Austin Growth, Bond Debt, Central Texas, CTRMA, Metro, Rag Bloggers, Roger Baker, Toll Roads, Transportation Politics 1 Comment
METRO | Is cheaper driving here to stay?
Gasoline may stay cheap until we burn through the current market glut in perhaps a year. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2015 [This article was written as a companion piece to Roger Baker’s Rag Blog … Continue reading
Posted in Metro, RagBlog Tagged Fracking, Metro, Oil Prices, Peak Driving, Rag Bloggers, Roger Baker, Texas Shale, Transportation 1 Comment
America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!, Part 2
The estimate of three years of easily affordable driving depends primarily on how long the current fracking boom, which is holding down the global oil price, can be sustained. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2014 … Continue reading