Amazon’s Worst Bargain Yet

Amazon’s Worst Bargain Yet

The billions in tax breaks cities are offering Amazon to host its “HQ2,” Amazon’s bare-knuckled push to squash a business tax in Seattle, and recent strikes for better working conditions in Amazon facilities have all fueled a growing conversation about the...

Detroit Farm Concept Belongs in the Junkyard

As if Detroit hasn’t got enough trouble: Now they want to make it into a farm. There’s a guy–a money-manager by the name of John Hantz–who says he’s looking to buy up to 5,000 acres within Detroit’s city limits to start a commercial...

Selling a City’s Soul, for Chicken Feed

Fire hydrants deserve more respect. These utilitarian and ubiquitous icons of America’s urban landscape are rarely noticed by anyone but dogs—and they give hydrants no respect whatsoever. Worse, though, a brand-name corporation now intends to lift its leg on...

Urban Food Deserts Threaten Children’s Health

Anybody forced to live in a desert would find survival in a barren, desolate wasteland difficult. But through a series of public policies and private-sector decisions, millions of mostly low-income and minority families in America have been condemned to subsist in...