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Steven Greenhut

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Steven Greenhut is senior fellow and western region director for the R Street Institute. In this role, he is responsible for running R Street’s West Coast office in Sacramento, California and leading R Street’s work on legislation and issues affecting the western states.

He previously was the California columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Steven also was previously vice president of journalism at the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, where he managed a team of 35 investigative reporters and editors who covered state capitols across the country. Greenhut played a critical role in launching “Fixing California,” a joint project between the Union-Tribuneand the Franklin Center.

Steven founded Cal Watchdog in 2009, which provides Sacramento-based investigative news coverage. He has written for publications that include Reason, Human Events, Bloomberg andCity Journal. He also was senior editorial writer and columnist at the Orange County Registerfrom 1998 to 2009.

He is the author of the 2009 book, “Plunder! How Public Employee Unions Are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives And Bankrupting the Nation” and the 2004 book, “Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain.” His recent newspaper columns can be read here. 

Steven Greenhut's Articles

Land-Use Controllers Never Quit

I have more than a small suspicion that those who promote urbanization will do so no matter what it does for the climate. The answer for them is always the same: more urbanization. Don’t worry about the exact question.

- May 21, 2009

New Urbanism: Same Old Social Engineering

What should libertarians think of an increasingly influential land-use and planning movement known as the New Urbanism, which seeks a broad change in the way cities and suburbs develop?

- April 01, 2006

Protecting Property in a Post-Kelo World

Two years ago, when I began writing a book, people's eyes would glaze over when I told them the subject was eminent domain, the power of the government to take property by force on just compensation to the owner.

- November 01, 2005

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