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 on: Today at 03:00:44 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by NeedsAdjustments
That's not answering my question. My post was about using "gentrification" to argue putting limits on growth in a neighborhood.

That was what your post was about, yes.  Which is why I responded with the facts that should make it clear that this isn't germane to a discussion re: the Opportunity Zones tax incentives.

In part but not only because applying those incentives in areas where they were intended would speed up gentrification in those neighborhoods, not limit it.

And I did not answer your question because it similarly had zero relationship to anything I wrote.

 22 
 on: Today at 02:56:11 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by Yankguy1
Good back and forth today on High Heat, between Chris Russo and Tony LaRussa re:  Baines

Heard it. Wish he would have asked LaRussa this, especially after LaRussa referenced statistics.

Um, Tony, how do you feel about being in the HOF, when you had all those players who used PEDs? Was your winning percentage as a manager as good as managers who never had those types of players? And Tony, now that MLB is taking money for gambling operations, should Pete Rose be allowed into the Hall?

Bottom line, I have no issue with guys like Baines in the Hall of Fame, since it's always been a kiss-the-writers'-asses situation. Just ask Eddie Murray and Dick Allen.
Huh?  Eddie Murray's in the Hall-of-Fame and made it on the first ballot.  And was the opposite of a kiss the writer's ass type of guy. 

 23 
 on: Today at 02:53:12 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by MrUtley3
So,  you are NOT pro-growth in a community, unless it is a low-income area?

My response to your post was a statement of facts, not my opinion.  The tax incentives in question are not meant to target neighborhoods where no incentive for development is required.

That's not answering my question. My post was about using "gentrification" to argue putting limits on growth in a neighborhood.

I'll rephrase. Are you pro-growth, and for pro-growth incentives in a community, only if it is a low-income area?

 24 
 on: Today at 02:47:36 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by MrUtley3
Keuchel and Morton. Where will they go?

 25 
 on: Today at 02:47:25 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by NeedsAdjustments
So,  you are NOT pro-growth in a community, unless it is a low-income area?

My response to your post was a statement of facts, not my opinion.  The tax incentives in question are not meant to target neighborhoods where no incentive for development is required. 

 26 
 on: Today at 02:44:11 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by Espnthree
On the other hand, you are replacing the revenue from the championship game with revenue from the playoff game. If you manage to have both, say 0laying the dead week after conference championship games you are adding new 4evenue. But I guess you make the scholars play one more game, so there is that.
Adding a game is probably a non-starter. Certainly any NFL bound player on a losing playoff team has even more incentive to skip the Bowls after two post season games

 27 
 on: Today at 02:43:48 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by MrUtley3
Good back and forth today on High Heat, between Chris Russo and Tony LaRussa re:  Baines

Heard it. Wish he would have asked LaRussa this, especially after LaRussa referenced statistics.

Um, Tony, how do you feel about being in the HOF, when you had all those players who used PEDs? Was your winning percentage as a manager as good as managers who never had those types of players? And Tony, now that MLB is taking money for gambling operations, should Pete Rose be allowed into the Hall?

Bottom line, I have no issue with guys like Baines in the Hall of Fame, since it's always been a kiss-the-writers'-asses situation. Just ask Eddie Murray and Dick Allen.


 28 
 on: Today at 02:39:39 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by MrUtley3
Jared and Ivanka make big money from Opportunity Zone program they pushed...


https://apnews.com/37b731bd1cc443fa953b112b7afe879a

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While the Opportunity Zone program mostly targets census tracts of high poverty and unemployment, it also allows “contiguous” tracts that might not be low-income, but are close enough to deprived communities to be eligible.

Critics say that could allow developers to cash in by targeting zones already teeming with investment and gentrified neighborhoods. Amazon’s recent decision to locate a new headquarters in the bustling New York City neighborhood of Long Island City, for example, drew rebukes following reports it was in an Opportunity Zone.

A study by the Urban Institute in Washington found that nearly a third of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones nationwide — and all 13 of the ones containing Kushner properties — were showing signs of heavy investment and gentrification, based on such factors as rent increases and the percentage of college-educated residents....     

I'm not a genius, but it seems when people are willing to invest in a certain area of a city that this benefits that area in ways that create more economic opportunity. That said, however, the economic opportunities can only be seized by those who have the education and means to do so. I don't see "gentrification" as a bad thing, but rather it so often a word that is used to keep neighborhoods entrenched in a failure to thrive mode, or kept from transitioning to improved economic activity.

In Philadelphia, there have been numerous neighborhoods that have turned around and now benefit from the shops, restaurants, bars, and other opportunities that emerged through gentrification. Areas like Fishtown, Northern Liberties, and of late, Brewerytown, have turned from impoverished regions of no hope to places where people wish to live and work.

That people are displaced by such changes is a force that has always existed in the USA.

Always.

And if the cities are attracting a more educated populace, then the value of the properties in the area will naturally increase. The potential for a long term benefits to a given city is greater.

No one wanted to live in Jersey City or Hoboken in the 1970's. That's not the case, now. Is that really such a terrible thing?

Opportunity Zones are a tax based incentive program to develop projects in low-income areas that otherwise would not be profitable for them.

So providing tax incentives in places where a development would already be profitable and a project would happen anyway is taking taxpayer money and adding it to developer profits with the public enjoying no discernible benefit in increased economic activity.

So,  you are NOT pro-growth in a community, unless it is a low-income area?


 29 
 on: Today at 02:15:24 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by NeedsAdjustments
With all of his law-and-order talk, I think Trump doesn't understand the concept of laws and how law enforcement officials should enforce them.  It isn't only that he feels he should be immune, but that the relationship should be political/transactional:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/12/politics/huawei-executive-donald-trump/index.html


 30 
 on: Today at 02:04:46 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by kiiidcarter8
Heh......

Boston is at 14

Heh

Big payoff.

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