If Mayors Ruled the World

July 27, 2014

Name a problem and Washington seems unable to solve it. Poverty. Climate change. Unemployment. Immigration. Education. Enter the mayor.



Intriguing interview, and it was good to hear a "progressive" perspective on local government. The "good news" is that mayors can pick up the pieces of human services that have been abandoned by state and federal entities. The "bad news" is that it could contribute to exactly what the conservative elements want to accomplish: fragmentation, competition and no uniform assurance that anyone in need (of any type) can get a service outside of the more enlightened cities.

So you did this fawning story about mayors from Chicago, a bankrupt City with a horrible crime problem in a bankrupt State. Facepalm material