Explaining Southern California's economy

DeBord Report on 'America Now with Andy Dean,' March 16 edition

Listen in to my weekly business and economy report with Andy Dean on America Now Radio. We have some good fun in this segment, talking about lotteries and how playing when the jackpot gets WAAAYYY up there makes spiritual if not financial sense; market-based parking pricing in San Francisco and the legacy of Michael Bloomberg in New York; a Euro Vegas in Spain; why the Muppets actually are Goldman Sachs clients (I scooped the entire financial media on this one); and finally why liquor stores contribute to crime.

One small note: I mentioned the difference between Spain's financial crisis versus Greece's when we were discussing casino magnate — and Newt Gingrich SuperPAC funder — Sheldon Adelson's plan to play George Marshall and save Spain's economy, by building an unemployment-ending Euro Vegas in either Madrid or Barcelona. It was of course Spain — not Greece, as I said — whose banks fueled a property boom before the financial crisis. That was and is the difference between Spain's mess and Greece's mess.

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