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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Benefit buster Lanny Ebenstein

    Patt Morrison Asks: Benefit buster Lanny Ebenstein
    Lanny Ebenstein wants you to vote to kneecap the state's public workers unions by banning their right to collective bargaining. Other measures scrambling to qualify for the November 2012 ballot would drop the hammer specifically on public employees' pensions or increase their retirement age, but Ebenstein's may be the most uncompromising. Ebenstein, a lecturer in economics at UC Santa Barbara, believes that it's too cozy for unions to be bargaining with bosses they've likely campaigned to elect -- and the state's economic doldrums are one result. An eight-year veteran of the Santa Barbara school board and the author of volumes about conservative economists Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek, he's now got a metaphorical book he wants to throw at public employee unions.
  • Festival of Books: Hochschild, Goodheart, Nagorski put fresh faces on old conflicts

     
    A better title for the Saturday morning L.A. Times Festival of Books panel "History: War & Remembrance" might have been "Putting a Face on the War." Authors Adam Goodheart, Adam Hochschild and Andrew Nagorski underscored with moderator Diane Smith how...

    Dr. Tolman and professor Einstein

     
    Dr. Richard C. Tolman, left, and Prof. Albert Einstein standing in front of blackboard at California Institute of Technology. Dr. Tolman led a seminar at Cal Tech for over 50 scientists.

    Reader photos: Southern California Moments, Day 172

     
    "A work in progress": Cindi Kauffman caught graphic designer Moe Notsu chalking up a portrait of Time magazine's Person of the Century, Albert Einstein, at the Pasadena Chalk Art Festival. The photo was taken with an iPhone and processed with...

    'Faster-than-light neutrino' scientist steps down

     
    The leader of an experiment that was said to have shown subatomic particles traveling faster than the speed of light has resigned from his post, according to Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics.