Reader Terry Murray sent me this beautiful link. But the final line is everything I’ve been trying to say for the last 4 years on Esrati.com
“What community ever screwed up by providing too much quality of life?” That ought to become the guiding principle of every city.
Sure, we could add the “cost of doing business” as a factor- for those who complain about tax overhead, but, let’s compare costs in NYC or LA?
Give me a break. People and business go where they want to live.
That’s defined by things that can’t be bought by individuals- but by communities. Pools, parks, rinks, public transit, arts, music, nightlife, safety…
not by handouts to corporations.