Here’s an interesting story from the Gray Lady: Homeowners have long complained about inequitable assessments, and past studies have documented
Category: Welfare for the Rich
Let Them Drive Cake
From the El Paso Inc.: A lot of El Paso buses are going from stop to stop empty these days.
Here’s a Tweet from Lina Hidalgo, the County Judge for Harris County, Texas: NEW: The feds have told TXDOT to
How To Cripple an Economy
Economies are delicate ecosystems that develop over time. Agent Orange, or napalm, or diesel fuel might kill a garden, but
Retrovision – Things Are Great. Just not for Taxpayers.
This post originally appeared on 29 July 2019. This week there’s a column by the editor of the El Paso
The Gift That Keeps On Giving
For petty revenge, give your best frenemy a dog. Or, better yet, give it to their daughter. Make it a
I Am a Capitalist
Even though I don’t own any capital, I am a capitalist. I still believe that capitalism is the most effective
Are Office Buildings Obsolete?
Before buildings had centralized refrigerated air conditioning, windows used to open. There was a little transition period, when the air
Retrovision: Our Local Public Private Partnerships
This post originally appeared on 08 February 2018. Public Private Partnerships are all the rage. The ballpark got one. The
The Bets are In
The latest Campaign Finance Reports are interesting. MountainStar Sports Group has picked their favorites. Mayor Dee Margo received $23,031.48 from
“Will You Support a Taxpayer Funded Soccer Stadium?”
That’s the question we should be asking candidates this election cycle. In the next four years, City Council will probably
Pearl Clutching as a Political Strategy
The old. The sick. And some other group, harder to define. Maybe you’re part of that other group. Maybe you’re
The Suspense is Over
First it was the mystery mailers, and teevee ads, urging voters to support their “leaders”. Then it was that email
Mayor Margo Tells Fibs
Here’s part of a questionnaire the El Paso Times gave to Mayor Dee Margo: 17. Do you support tax breaks/incentives
Retrovision: Who Represents El Paso?
This article originally appeared on 03 August 2015. If you only read the local newspapers, and maybe watch the City
The Great Ongoing Land Swindle
Way back on 30 July 2014, in a post titled Can El Paso Go Bankrupt?, I wrote: I mean, we’re
The Alternate Realities of Living in El Paso
The people running El Paso are delusional. They’re drunk. Drunk on power and ego. They latched onto this idea that
Is a Gated Community a Public Good?
Will it benefit you? Tomorrow, City Council will consider amending the parameters of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 13, that TIRZ
City To Give $2.4 Million in Cash to Fund Downtown Apartments
From the El Paso Times: Downtown El Paso’s slow-to-grow housing market is getting a new addition when a 13-story office