Category: Real estate taxes

A tale of two cities: Part 9, Grievances would be addressed

24 April, 2015 (10:00) | Annexation, Bankruptcy, Chicago, Cities, Detroit, Finance, Housing, Infrastructure, Municipal bankruptcy, Pension funds, Real estate taxes, Speculation, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 8 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.] By: David A. Smith “Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; — the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!”  Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities With Chicago’s economy sinking and its […]

A tale of two cities: Part 8, Nothing resembling a viable alternative

23 April, 2015 (09:00) | Annexation, Bankruptcy, Chicago, Cities, Detroit, Finance, Housing, Infrastructure, Municipal bankruptcy, Pension funds, Real estate taxes, Speculation, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith “I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities As the […]

A tale of two cities: Part 7, A contributing part of the city’

22 April, 2015 (09:00) | Annexation, Bankruptcy, Chicago, Cities, Detroit, Finance, Housing, Infrastructure, Municipal bankruptcy, Pension funds, Real estate taxes, Speculation, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith “Then tell Wind and Fire where to stop,” returned madame, “but don’t tell me.”  Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities As the preceding parts of this epic post have established, a […]

A tale of two cities: Part 6, Didn’t even put the money back

21 April, 2015 (10:00) | Annexation, Bankruptcy, Chicago, Cities, Detroit, Finance, Housing, Infrastructure, Municipal bankruptcy, Pension funds, Real estate taxes, Speculation, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from Friday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith “Death is Nature’s remedy for all things, and why not Legislation’s?” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities As we saw in yesterday’s Part 5, promises we make when money is flush become cords that […]

A tale of two cities: Part 5, Very difficult to persuade businesses to set up shop

17 April, 2015 (09:00) | Annexation, Bankruptcy, Chicago, Cities, Detroit, Finance, Housing, Infrastructure, Municipal bankruptcy, Real estate taxes, Speculation, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” Charles […]