Category: Vernon

Rotten boroughs: Part 4, dirty rotten tactics

25 March, 2011 (17:34) | California, Cities, Municipal finance, Politics, Real estate taxes, Theory, US News, Vernon |

 By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 2 and Part 1.]   [Editor's note: After falling through the rabbit hole I used sources including (Wikipedia's entry on pocket boroughs in Garamond), Wikipedia's entry on Vernon (Calibri 12), and an August, 2006 New York Times article (Georgia).]   By […]

Rotten boroughs: Part 3, dirty rotten politics

24 March, 2011 (19:32) | California, Cities, Municipal finance, Politics, Real estate taxes, Theory, US News, Vernon |

 By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   [Editor's note: After falling through the rabbit hole I used sources including (Wikipedia's entry on pocket boroughs in Garamond), Wikipedia's entry on Vernon (Calibri 12), and an August, 2006 New York Times article (Georgia).]   This series’ initial post introduced […]

Rotten boroughs: Part 2, dirty rotten economics

23 March, 2011 (15:32) | California, Cities, Municipal finance, Politics, Real estate taxes, Theory, US News, Vernon |

By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Yesterday blog readers followed me down a rabbit hole into which I tumbled, innocently enough, from an entertaining if scarcely analytical New York Times article by Adam Nagourney focusing on dirty rotten Vernon, California:   If you can see only warehouses and factories, that’s […]

Rotten boroughs: Part 1, dirty rotten Vernon

22 March, 2011 (14:35) | California, Cities, Municipal finance, Politics, Real estate taxes, Theory, US News, Vernon |

By: David A. Smith   Vernon, California, has no business existing as an independent municipality – and because of that, its simply existing is a business, one that is astonishingly profitable (and therefore intrinsically corruptible), making it one of America’s rottenest boroughs, as reported by Adam Nagourney in the New York Times:   Vernon is […]