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Old 02-22-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Has anyone heard what the heck is happening to the UConn west Hartford campus? Itís radio silence. The only news I saw lately is that they are changing the C-suite like crazy and not planning on moving to the campus til 2020.
I hope the State merges the Community Colleges and Adult Ed programs under the umbrella of UCONN.
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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Can you link that please? I do believe you, as I work In NYC. Just like to see the full report.
Here is one for Seattle and some other cities.
http://irle.berkeley.edu/files/2018/...e-Policies.pdf
This one seems to show that the increase in wage does reduce hours but it still a net gain to the workers.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:30 PM
 
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I did find an article documenting the huge cut in hours worked , NYC restaurants, after the massive minimum wake hike.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:32 PM
 
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https://www.courant.com/sports/uconn...qnm-story.html

Rentschler Field underperforms economically.
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:55 AM
 
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This has been going on since the beginning of time/man itself. Unless you are planning on banning sex for people under a certain income threshold, its not going to happen, no matter how much education you provide.

Sex is the one "free" thing people can enjoy. It would be great if we could teach people to be responsible, use some sort of protection, but since a certain segment of the population looks to ban all sorts of protection, or even teach responsibility in the classroom, not likely to happen any time soon.

And you know what, you can still end up with a kid even if you use proper family planning. I know this one from experience, as a 2nd child who came about with less then a 99% chance. I was just lucky enough to have had the financial means/know how to make it work.

Every generation has poor people. Every generation has one parent families, not always from being poor and uneducated either. Every generation hates paying for them.

There is no one way to fix this. The best we can do is provide to these kids who are born into unfortunate circumstances the best chance to get out of them. But there will always be another generation right behind them.
There are ways to incentivize behavior, say providing extra benefits to people on public assistance who sign up for birth control. The problem is its politically a non-starter- the left would scream that its unfairly coercive and the right would hate birth control subsidized by the state. So we are left with the status quo.
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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https://www.courant.com/sports/uconn...qnm-story.html

Rentschler Field underperforms economically.
it's been said before pretty much no economist on the planet thinks sports stadiums are worthwhile for a local economy. And this an extreme example of one being further made useless by the way it's contracted to run.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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it's been said before pretty much no economist on the planet thinks sports stadiums are worthwhile for a local economy. And this an extreme example of one being further made useless by the way it's contracted to run.

Have you ever been to Baltimore? The MLB ballpark and NFL stadium are a major anchor to the Inner Harbor revitalization. I doubt the gentrification from Federal Hill up to Johns Hopkins would have happened without the two sports stadiums. When you gentrify, the tax base in those areas soars and you have the revenue from sales/meals/lodging taxes plus state income tax on all those jobs.


I can't think of any other examples but I think it was a good ROI in Baltimore. MLB ballparks have 81 home games. An arena with an NBA and NHL team generate similar traffic. College and NFL football stadiums don't generate that kind of traffic.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:52 AM
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Have you ever been to Baltimore? The MLB ballpark and NFL stadium are a major anchor to the Inner Harbor revitalization. I doubt the gentrification from Federal Hill up to Johns Hopkins would have happened without the two sports stadiums. When you gentrify, the tax base in those areas soars and you have the revenue from sales/meals/lodging taxes plus state income tax on all those jobs.


I can't think of any other examples but I think it was a good ROI in Baltimore. MLB ballparks have 81 home games. An arena with an NBA and NHL team generate similar traffic. College and NFL football stadiums don't generate that kind of traffic.


Barclay's Center in Brooklyn New York
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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Lamont's billion dollars in new sales taxes should be great news for the citizens (who voted for him). They got what they voted for.


https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-...3me-story.html
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:55 PM
 
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it's been said before pretty much no economist on the planet thinks sports stadiums are worthwhile for a local economy. And this an extreme example of one being further made useless by the way it's contracted to run.

That is now a very old study. Washington DC, has had two booming areas around a arena and the Nationals Stadium. The Caps arena was private but Nationals stadium was public, so both typesof funding have been great for economy of the city.


The Hooker Brew Pub should enjoy a boost in biz. It's not a big deal but this is a start.....https://www.facebook.com/events/299463844072914/
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