In a comment to one of my essays in this series, my friend Paul said this: “No quarrel from me with the abstract notion that a unified regional government would work better. The problem is how to get there from Continue reading HOW DO WE GET THERE FROM HERE?
Thanksgiving 1819 Central Connecticut, November 1819: The crops have been harvested and the fall canning is under way. Father is hurrying to finish repairs to house and barn before winter arrives. Mother continues her spinning and knitting. The children work Continue reading THANKSGIVING
As some of you know, I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. I haven’t lived there for nearly 50 years, but due to an unhealthy interest in the Buffalo Bills (be kind to me), I visit Buffalo several Continue reading BUFFALO WANTS ME BACK
The Human Cultural Laboratory Would the Hartford region be better off with one large core city of, say, 300,000 people than the current municipal structure of a small city surrounded by ten independent towns, each with its own government? And Continue reading WHY ONE LARGE CITY GOVERNMENT WOULD BE BETTER
Did you see the New York Times article the other day about how Tulsa has proposed to divide its school system into several separate, free-standing school districts, each with its own Board of Education and each funded by taxes raised Continue reading LET’S FACE IT