Staking a Claim to the Radical Center in Politics

January 8, 2018By Brian GoebelLatest Developments

Renewing Our Call for Reason in Government It is tough to be a centrist in the current political environment. The only centrist candidate in the recent Santa Barbara mayoral election finished 4th. Senator Feinstein faces a primary challenge because she often favors pragmatism over dogma. As a result, it’s easy to understand why many centrists … Read More

California’s Pension Crisis Will Soon Hit Close to Home

February 14, 2017By Brian GoebelLatest Developments

Drawing comparisons between Richmond, California and local municipalities, Brian Goebel builds on the Los Angeles Times’ series on “California’s Pension Crisis” to argue in a Post on 2040matters.com that Santa Barbara area governments must take steps today to mitigate the many adverse consequences of exploding pension contributions.

Focus on California

February 10, 2017By Brian GoebelLatest Developments

Expanding on an excellent column by Dan Walters in the Sacramento Bee, Brian Goebel publishes a piece on 2040matters.com arguing that California’s elected officials should keep an eye on DC, but get back to work fixing California’s myriad problems.