America’s Supply Chain Collides With California’s Nimbyism
Bloomberg Opinion, October 25, 2021A regulation at the Port of Long Beach has clogged national deliveries. It is emblematic of the state’s impasse on housing and other development.
Starbucks Is 50 and Emboldening Its Rivals More Than Ever
Bloomberg Opinion, October 12, 2021Evolving from a stark Milanese design to a cozy Main Street cafe, it has energized a thriving counter-movement of independent coffeehouses.
California’s Smart Plan to Let Homeowners Be Homebuilders
, October 03, 2021The way to blunt Nimby resistance to badly needed housing construction is to give single-family owners a path to profit from new development.
Are Career and Family Incompatible?
Bloomberg Opinion, September 19, 2021A Q&A with economic historian Claudia Goldin on women’s long struggle to balance the demands of work and children — and why government policies aren’t the answer.
Would You Trade a Parking Spot for an Extra Bedroom?
Bloomberg Opinion, August 09, 2021A bill in the California Legislature would allow developers more freedom to decide what works best for a given project.
How Textiles Became the Fabric of Summer
Zócalo Public Square, August 05, 2021And What Rally Towels, Picnic Blankets, and Pride Flags Tell Us About Being Human
The Big Question: Can U.S. Schools Recover From the Pandemic?
Bloomberg Opinion, July 04, 2021A Q&A with outgoing Los Angeles schools superintendent Austin Beutner on how technology, data, federal funding — and Hollywood — are helping to revitalize the country’s second-largest public school district.
Indigo Dyeing May Hold Key to Future of Fashion
Bloomberg Opinion, June 22, 2021Technological innovations, not a nostalgic return to “natural” products, can reduce the environmental impact of textiles and clothing.
‘Natural’ and ‘Ethical’ Are Getting a Divorce
Bloomberg Opinion, May 11, 2021Diamonds from a lab and leather from a vat are better for people and the planet (and no less luxurious) than the stuff nature provides.
Much More Than Muffins: The Women Scientists Who Invented Home Ec
The New York Times Book Review, May 04, 2021Review of THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOME ECONOMICS: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live By Danielle Dreilinger