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  • Privatizing Garbage Deserves another Look

    As city governments across the nation battle budget issues, the notion of privatizing some services is once again making its way to the fore.  Detroit, which is in bankruptcy, agreed earlier this year to contract with two private waste haulers … Continue reading

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  • A Precedent for “Unhappy” Ranking

    An article over the weekend discussed the recent ranking of Pittsburgh as the “second unhappiest large city in America” behind the Big Apple.  Technically the analysis looked at metro areas of 1 million people or more, not just cities proper.  … Continue reading

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