Expending Wealth to Create Wealth: But for Who?
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It's déjà vu all over again for theMetro-North Railroad
. Right now, about 125,000 users of the rail commuter line going through some of the wealthiest towns in the United States ispretty much shut down
. The Metropolitan Transit Authority managed to scrounge up some diesel trains that will run into New York City from Connecticut, but the number cannot meet the demand.
Is the disintegration of this essential transit system something that came out of nowhere like a plague of locusts?
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Mass MoCA: How Can Public Investment
North Adams Massachusetts is a postindustrial
old factory town with little hope.
North Adams Massachusetts is a vibrant
center for the arts poised to take off.
Which of those two statements is true?
How about both?
North Adams is one of dozens of very
similar towns spread all across New England much like small Pennsylvania
manufacturing towns which were centered on steel, coal and railroads. Towns
like North Adams, Lowell, Pawtucket, and so on produced a broader range of
goods that supplied the world with textiles, clocks, brass, firearms and 20th
century electronic components.