Toward a General Strategy for Small Town Economic Development

Toward a General Strategy for Small Town Economic Development         

The above link will take you to the article I have just completed on this subject. It focuses on smaller and rural communities with populations under 35,000. However, much of the analysis is also applicable to many suburban communities and even some urban neighborhoods.

Since 2010, I’ve been trying to figure out a viable approach to stimulating meaningful economic development in our smaller communities that:
— Considers …

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Let’s Get Real About: Self-Driving Cars. Social and Political Engineering Will Also Be Required

By N. David Milder

Revised September 7, 2017.

Introduction

These days there is a lot of hype, puff, and unrealistic expectations associated with the coming transition to self-driving cars in our nation. For example, in September of 2016, Lyft’s president and co-founder, John Zimmer, made the astonishing claim that the coming “driverless car revolution” will “all-but end” car ownership in our cities by 2025 (1). Zimmer had not even a glimmer of the massive scale and complexity of the “car revolution” he was …

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