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Ghost Towns and Rust Belts

Ghost Towns and Rust Belts

  By Richard Colman When people and jobs leave a region, the result is a ghost town, a rust-belt area, or both.  Examples of cities where people have left are Detroit, Akron, and Pittsburgh. And here may be a surprise: California has ghost towns. There is Belleville in San Bernardino County, Branson City in San […]

Commentary: Find the cure – ignore the symptoms

Commentary: Find the cure – ignore the symptoms

. By James E. Smith and Michelle Jamshidi We have become a society steeped in the habit of identifying the symptoms of a problem and then committing our personal and fiscal resources to managing those symptoms. Only rarely do we take the time to recognize and then eliminate the origin of those problems. We often […]