Do municipal taxes bring in enough money to maintain our urban and suburban infrastructure? In the densest urban areas, probably yes. Otherwise, generally no.
It might shock most people to learn that in many American cities, the poorest neighborhoods subsidize the wealthiest.
This ‘Ponzi scheme’ surrounding development leaves most cities and towns functionally insolvent
It is my considered opinion that no article on medical marijuana, CBD, or THC should use the phrase “There is little scientific evidence” without adding “because for decades the federal government prohibited the research that would have produced such evidence.”
I looked for @doctorow’s tweet of this (excellent) article, but his twitter feed was so stuffed with retweets of years-ago articles I couldn’t find one.
A phone that knows about you—but doesn’t tell anyone what it knows about you—would be your interface to a better smart city
A smart city should serve its users, not mine their data
I can kinda understand the 0.1% (with secure bunkers on high ground) talking down climate change. But what’s up with ordinary people living near a coast? How are they not demanding urgent action?
Interesting to me that the Great Recession doesn’t even show up as a blip on this graph.
It’s so nice to see Illinois being run as an effective state by politicians who can get things done!
http://rockrivertimes.com/2019/08/16/pritzker-signs-bill-allowing-graduate-students-to-unionize/ via @geo_uiuc
I’m seeing an ad (on twitter) for Ring that seems calculated to inculcate fear, which I guess is their business model. And twitter’s I guess.
It’s almost as if it’s easier to regulate a legal business than one that’s forced to operate outside the law!
A couple of things bad enough to justify rebelling against England: “obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither.”
If you have “work product” (pictures, writings) that you intend to disseminate to the public by a “form of public communication,” it is a violation of 42 US Code, Section 2000aa for government officers to search or seize it—if they know it’s there.