Weekly Link Round Up

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by HB.

How Cities Can Fund the Future [CL]
Redefining Retail in Newburgh [ROO]
Challenging the Cappuccino City: Part 3: Cultural Displacement [CC]

Add your own photos depicting city life to the Newburgh Restoration flickr pool to be used on the blog, or email me. **Flickr users please do not forget to remove disabling of downloading of pictures. Otherwise, I can’t use them** Please do not take photos for your own use without consulting the photographer.

One Comment

  • -Cities have been “borrowing” revenue from the future for decades. As for the corporate taxes, they have never accounted much toward government spending…federal tax receipts overall have never exceeded 20% of gdp (hausers law). Point being, government spending dictates taxes, not the other way around. The author is presenting a false narrative as cities and states were initially self dependent. As for his three ways…How is a “social impact fund” not a tax by another name? Hasn’t it been “publicly owned and privately managed” entities accounting for the municipal deficits? The referenda process? San Antonio ranks as having one of the nation’s highest municipal debt per capita toward “generating (its) hundreds of millions of dollars…”.
    -Newburgh…affordable is relative…redefining urban renewal.
    -“Demand more” from your government? How about from oneself. Just what is the author’s argument aside from claiming the decades’ old “commonly held beliefs” worked, but didn’t work? One’s dependence is one other’s control. The author seems to suggest we should double down. Not.
    fyi, more city funding, yeah right…1) https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/W070RC1A027NBEA
    2) https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/A054RE1A156NBEA
    3) https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FYFRGDA188S