Price Controls on Parking

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A simple way to understand why local governments shouldn’t underprice parking, is to think about what would happen if local governments were in charge of setting gas prices. Everybody likes low gas prices and not high gas prices, so a $2 price ceiling for gas would enjoy lots of political support. And it would totally [...]

Lehigh Tea People Want to Pull Same Budget Stunt Next Year Too

Colin McEvoy quotes Lisa Scheller, who apparently thinks lopping a random $5 million from the Lehigh County budget every year is a good idea: “He got to that $3.5 million in a week; to find the other $1.5 million in the next year is doable,” she said. “If we don’t do the $5 million in [...]

Lee Atwater Explains Every Republican Campaign Since 1964

Lee Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally [...]

If You Build Them, They Will Rent

Looks like more developers are starting to heed the Lesson of 2012 – if you build high quality apartments in the Lehigh Valley’s 3 cities, they get gobbled up right away. Proposal to turn old Allentown hat factory into artists’ lofts gets preliminary approval Upscale Apartments Coming to Allentown Arena Zone History’s Headlines: The Livingston [...]