New Opportunities for Cities to Create Affordable Space for Small Business

Date: 28 Jul 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Small businesses need affordable commercial space more than ever. Federal stimulus funds offer the chance for local governments to help fill that need. In Governing, ILSR Senior Researcher Kennedy Smith and Ryan Coonerty discuss this new opportunity for cities and towns to foster a built environment that supports local economies.… Read More

Palin’s Self-Reliant Image of Alaska Is Bogus

Date: 31 Dec 2008 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In her latest comment on the "Bridge to Nowhere" controversy, Sarah Palin appealed to the self-reliant, individualist, rugged, anti-government image most Americans have of Alaska. "If we wanted a bridge," she declared, "we would build it ourselves."

Actually,much of Alaska long ago lost the tradition of self-help. Palin might be campaigning on an anti-government, do-it-yourself platform, but her state is the most dependent on the federal government of all 50 states. Washington sends Alaska more money per capita than any other state. Alaskans receive back from the federal government almost $2 for every$1 they send to Washington. It’s a sweet deal.

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