A taxing debate

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Living in Austin and working in local public affairs, you developed some immunity to the city’s unique ability to hand-wring good news into bad news. It appears Nashville may be following suit. In surprisingly Austin-like fashion, what should have been a celebratory¬†week in Nashville last week devolved on Friday into yet another confusing and frustrating […]

Take a bow, Salt Lake City

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Resilience has been the watchword among economic developers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. And perhaps no regional economy in the country has been more resilient than Salt Lake City, according to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Remarkably, as of January, employment in Salt Lake City was down by […]

Trump is wrong about economic growth and equality

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Like so many politicians before, and likely after, him, President Trump’s claim that a rising tide lifts all boats equally does not hold water. From NPR: Trump Says Strong Economy Will Bring Racial Justice President Trump, touting May’s lower-than-expected unemployment rate Friday, said a strong economy was the “greatest thing that could happen for race […]