A Note About Class Warfare and the Earned Income Tax

When the powers that be saw urban cores diversifying racially in the 60s and said “here’s a good idea: lets move the hell out and take our EIT with us,"  that was class warfare.  And the poor have been losing ever since. Bill O'Reilly addresses what he sees as the real problem with Mitt Romney's … Continue reading A Note About Class Warfare and the Earned Income Tax

Dear Wealthy School Districts: It’s Not Your Money, Anyway (A Note About Non-Property Taxes and the Earned Income Tax in Our Cities)

Even if you don't live in Allentown or the Lehigh Valley, if you're interested in infrastructure, urban renewal, and stopping suburban sprawl (let's call it "mall creep"), this post is for you. As you might know, the former Philadelphia Phantoms are coming to Allentown.  The Phantoms are the top-level developmental affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, … Continue reading Dear Wealthy School Districts: It’s Not Your Money, Anyway (A Note About Non-Property Taxes and the Earned Income Tax in Our Cities)

The Free Market Works Best When (Or Hockey, Rite Aid, Thai Proverbs and Doubting Government and Business)

I've been thinking a lot about the free market lately.  In part, I'm wondering why Center City Allentown has one good drug store (Rite Aid), and why that one good drugstore is being displaced by the coming AHL hockey arena (I generally support the arena project), and what that drugstore is going to put up … Continue reading The Free Market Works Best When (Or Hockey, Rite Aid, Thai Proverbs and Doubting Government and Business)