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Haven’t done one of these in a while! For old times’ sake:

20-year real Treasury rate hits zero. Why is the government still collecting taxes?

Glad I didn’t blog those “central cities growing faster than suburbs” articles from a few weeks back, because Chris Briem had a good post showing that it’s more complicated

Time for PA to lower the drinking age

*Ryan* asks if Tom Corbett will opt out of the Medicaid expansion. I say no way. Because hospitals.

I think I finally understand why Don Cunningham wants to run LVEDC – it’s the Comprehensive Plan campaign.

Mike Konczal has a good paper on the literature on balance sheet recessions

Bethlehem can’t do single stream recycling like Palmer because of their failed market for garbage collections

“The comprehensive goal of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is to preserve 25% of the agricultural land available within the county,”

Nobody wants to build Big Box shopping centers, so sprawl developers are going hat in hand to the state

Romney’s PA Finance Co-chair is a convicted felon

Two Rivers Brewing Co in Easton could open next month

Michael Molovinsky longs for the days when Allentown was run by an enlightened oligarchy

GOP is acting crazy because of a crisis of followership


  1. Its a shame that people were getting so excited about having .1% growth for the first time in 30 years, and now Pittsburghers have to read this post.

  2. Too murky to tell. I found the press articles rather inconclusive, particularly on Pittsburgh/Allegheny County itself. That said, smaller and healthier isn’t bad.

    “Within southwestern Pennsylvania, Allegheny County continues to lose population to the other counties, the IRS data shows. The report said 1,599 more people moved out of Allegheny into the nine closest counties than moved into it from those counties between 2009 and 2010.”

    Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/region-records-population-gain-for-2nd-year-in-a-row-223554/#ixzz20cjAUKLw

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