Steven Buss
Towards a New Liberalism
Created 11 Feb 2021
  • Grow SF is growing
    27 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    In August I announced that I have been working on Grow SF alongside several other projects that have taken time away from my original plan to work on open source tooling for politics. Well, it turns o...
  • Formula Retail: How did we get here?
    11 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    El Farolito, a favorite taqueria of San Franciscans, grew over the years to have multiple locations throughout the Bay Area. As is typical of San Francisco government, we're now punishing that success...
  • A plan to end street homelessness in five years, Part 3: Prevention
    27 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    This is part 3 in a multi-part series on ending street homelessness in San Francisco. Before reading the essay below, please read Part 1: Types of Homelessness and Part 2: Mitigation. After part 2 suc...
  • A plan to end street homelessness in five years, Part 2: Mitigation
    13 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    It's possible to end street homelessness in five years. All we need is political will, a little bit of money, and leaders who reject the status quo. Ending street homelessness requires a three-pronged...
  • A plan to end street homelessness in five years, Part 1: The types of homelessness
    30 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    Nobody wants tents on the sidewalks. And nobody wants to sleep in a tent on the sidewalk. Regardless of your political persuasion we can all agree: we need to get people inside. But nobody agrees on h...
  • August 2021 Update
    23 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Unexpected opportunities took some precedence over what I had hoped to work on, but the outcome has been quite good! In particular: I built a tool for the Board of Education Recall campaign to validat...
  • Gavin Newsom's Recall
    09 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    You should vote No on the recall. Not because Gavin Newsom is a good governor (he's not), but because the rules of the recall make it fundamentally anti-democratic. The winner of the recall will becom...
  • Politics for Software Engineers, Part 3
    02 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    This is part 3 in a series titled "Politics for Software Engineers." Subscribe now so you don't miss future installments. Catch up by reading part 1 and part 2. By far the most popular opinion of tech...
  • On Agency
    26 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    I have been thinking about agency a lot recently. It started with an essay by Simon Sarris titled "The Most Precious Resource is Agency." In it Sarris tells of a few historical figures that were able ...
  • Four Reasons to Recall the School Board
    19 Jul 2021 • 7 min read
    San Francisco's public school system is in turmoil: trust in the institution is at an all-time low, parents are angry, teachers are frustrated, children are being denied a quality public education, an...
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