Legal Q & A By Dennis Block

Question One: Do you think it is a wise idea to allow tenants to make direct deposits into my bank account? This would sure make it simpler for me, as I would not have to collect the rent and then make a deposit. My only concern would be that the tenants would have my bank…

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Letters to the Editor …

Dear Mayor Liccardo and City Council: The Diridon Affordable Housing Implementation plan contains several recommendations to assist in meeting the demand for housing. However, there are other recommendations that the Housing Department is pushing forward without any outreach or feedback from housing providers like me – and we will be the ones impacted by it.  I…

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Something to Think About #106 – Information, Not Advice #27: Mercantilism By Klarise Yahya

Mercantilism began sometime in the 1400s, rising quickly before beginning a long, slow collapse. Its terminal decline began with the success of the American Revolution (England: 1783) and peaked with the independence of India (England: 1947) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Belgium: 1960).  Mercantilism was, at root, a parasitical economic system whereby the…

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