economic development

“What is Esrati’s end game”

A friend was asked this week, “you know Esrati, what’s his end game?” and my friend had no answer. Really, it hasn’t changed since I bought my crap house in South Park on Jan 28, 1986- the day the Challenger space shuttle blew up. Buy low, sell high. Sure, my $14,500 house could sell for Read More

Hara should be the new fairgrounds, run by MetroParks and the Convention and Visitors bureau

It’s time to stop playing around with the fairgrounds relocation. The first clue should have been when Hamvention moved to Greene County. The second should have been when a local pro-sports franchise decided to sit out a season. Dayton built a really nice stadium for the Dragons and gave it away for 20 years. The Read More

5 of 6 structures in Dayton are occupied

The Dayton Daily news headline is “1 in 6 structures in Dayton are vacant” and it sounds horrible. Of course it does- because the Dayton Daily news thinks bashing Dayton is good for selling papers (not that they are doing a good job of that- you can now giveaway 4 subscriptions with your one subscription Read More

Government of the people, for the people reexamined

It was 2012. I ran for Congress. I made a video about the foreclosure crisis and called on the banks to admit responsibility for the properties they seize and let rot. I didn’t go to the hardest hit parts of the city- I just went a few blocks from my house and office. The house Read More

Legislating morality vs. moral legislation

In a state where recreational pot for adults is fine, we have a high school football team being punished for sexting. Juveniles playing modern-day spin the bottle are facing possible felony charges for making and distributing child pornography. Colorado isn’t exactly a state known for puritanical tyranny like nearby Utah- where Applebee’s can’t be called Read More

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