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Steven Greenhut

Steven Greenhut is director of the Pacific Research Institute's Journalism Center in Sacramento, which launched CalWatchdog.com in 2010 to provide in-depth news coverage of California government, with a focus on uncovering waste, fraud and misuse of taxpayer dollars. Greenhut writes a weekly column for the OC Register and North County Times.

Previously, Greenhut was deputy editor and columnist for The Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif. He joined the Register's editorial page staff in 1998, after serving as editorial page editor of The Lima News, a daily newspaper in northwest Ohio.

He is author of the 2004 book, Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain; and the 2009 book Plunder: How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation. His columns have been published in newspapers across the country including the Wall Street Journal and the online New York Times. In 2005, Greenhut won the Institute for Justice's Thomas Paine Award for his writing promoting freedom. He graduated from George Washington University, is married and has three daughters.



How severe is the public employee pension problem across the U.S.? (Hint: Is a $3 trillion debt severe?)
ASK THIS | August 26, 2010
Columnist and author Steven Greenhut looks at the ongoing pension issue, including abuses of it, and deals with some of the key questions.

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