Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Steelers bars are the visible cultural artifact of a kind of economic diaspora"

Sometimes those downtown revitalization efforts just don't work: "People in those bars are the refugees who looked at high taxes, union dominance and lousy schools and voted with their feet."

I think the sports stadium lesson might apply to casinos and even city-owned convention center hotels. Pure distraction. It's a way to avoid the hard, thankless work of fixing the DISD and encouraging economic growth south of downtown.


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