Why are the media affording Coronavirus “end-of-the-world-we’re-all-gonna-die!” coverage when apparently more deadly annual influenzas have rated far less hysterical treatment? By George Parry
Linda A. Kerns: Catastrophes remind us that long term economic reliance on government cannot sustain us
Philadelphia and all of Pennsylvania needs to take a path that makes as many of our citizens as possible independent and self-sustaining.
By Linda A. Kerns
Now here is the really scary part. In 2019 the federal government spent over $30,000 more per second then it took in by way of taxes. And the figures for fiscal 2020 are projected to be the same.
Raising the minimum wage effectively cuts the bottom rung off the economic ladder and, by impeding the lowest-skilled workers from gaining the job experience needed to move upwards, increases poverty in the long run and hurts those workers the policy purports to help.
By Matthew Lau
Jenny DeHuff: Should tech school grads get hiring preference for city jobs like vets do? Council weighs the question
City Council faces a question that many local governments are grappling with: Expand a benefit to help a new group of people and risk watering it down, or preserve the present system that help veterans and first responders exclusively?
What can be done about Philadelphia’s corrupting ‘Councilmanic Prerogative’? How can an informal practice be outlawed, especially when the people who could outlaw it are the ones who benefit from it?
Wanting to prevent displacement is admirable, but it’s important to create solutions that actually solve the problem, rather than exacerbating it.