Sunday, September 23, 2018

Latest Detroit News

The Abatement Debate

Over the past forty years or so, Detroit has toyed with various tax gimmicks; increment financing, abatements, etc. to attract manufacturing, sports stadiums and/or other building projects. The intent was to shortcut the redevelopment process. By almost any measure, this strategy was a flop. City and state government recently approved massive public subsidies for millionaire […]

Political Scene

The Obama Placebo Effect

Ex-President Barack Obama has again taken center stage to warn Americans that “our democracy is at stake.” Leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, he’s on the stump citing deepening racial and social divisions as reasons to bring back “some semblance of sanity to our politics.” His message is a thinly veiled attack on the […]

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