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3 thoughts on “Letter: Economic theory and Asheville

  1. Deplorable Infidel

    please explain the details…if you learned that in government screwl …

  2. Lulz

    Agree. But that brand spanking new 50 million dollar social services building is indicative of out of control spending. And let’s not lose sight of the 25 million plus cost over run in the RAD that benefits Biltmore where substandard wages are the norm. Or hotel developers that are focused on building continually while they themselves offer substandard wage jobs and a city government incapable of saying no to them. Or a city gov that subsidizes downtown while the restaurants are making bank and the pay again is low. Or the non-profits who have tens of billions in real estate holdings and yet pay no taxes on them. See a pattern here? The issues here are directly the result of big money influence and a government ran by incompetent so called intellectuals who give merely token attention to the issues yet have made things substantially worse. Their only answer is to continually raise taxes while at the same time giving either tax breaks or not even collecting taxes depending on who it is. And those benefiting from it are simply taking the money and running with it. I have yet to see Biltmore, 12 Bones, Tupelo Honey, New Belgium, any corporate chain hotel, or any number of others who have been able to make millions due to gov favoritism GIVE BACK. All they do is take and not only expect others to pay for the infrastructure that leads to them, but also to pay for the piss poor wages many pay their employees with gov subsidies.

    • luther blissett

      You missed the part where you spell out what should be done instead.

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