The Public Health System in Action

Bethlehem’s Health Bureau is giving out free flu shots, and I’m wondering if they’re checking people’s addresses to make sure nobody’s free-riding from the other Northampton County municipalities who don’t pay for a public health department. Bethlehem taxpayers are paying for the flu shots, after all. That’s a stupid way to think about public health [...]

Income Inequality and Regional Tax Bases

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Here’s a fun tool called Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks that overlays data on household income over city maps, showing you the differences in income within regions, cities and neighborhoods. Here’s the scale:   And here are the maps for the 3 Lehigh Valley cities: Everybody knows this already, but the trend you see is that [...]