Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Essays in The Daily Public, May through September 2015



SPEND THE MONEY, CLEAN THE WATER

published on Sep. 8, 2015 11pm
The economic benefits of clean water are manifest—so where’s the political will?

JOE BIDEN'S SEPTEMBER

published on Sep. 1, 2015 11pm
Hillary’s has a month to fix her image and Bernie’s support is thin—which is why Joe should run.

THE REAL RUNOFF: WATER QUALITY AND OUR FUTURE

published on Aug. 18, 2015 11pm
The fact that Toledo’s water troubles aren’t on Buffalo’s mind is no surprise. The silence on the Buffalo River’s water quality is remarkable.

BUFFALO'S REAL OPPORTUNITY

published on Aug. 5, 2015 12am
How climate change is already affecting water, food, and trade.

GREAT PARTIES, POOR ECONOMY

published on Jul. 28, 2015 11pm
We are poor—and those pesky fundamentals say the region’s economy needs more than parties and high spirits.

CANADIANS GET POLICY WONKS, WE GET WILMERS

published on Jun. 16, 2015 7pm
Canadian governments listen to policy wonks and thrive; here, powerbrokers like Bob Wilmers ignore them and we stagnate.

WHY WE SHOULD RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE

published on Jun. 9, 2015 1pm
The fight for a $15 minimum wage occasions a look at what it takes to live a reasonable life in our society.

CUOMO, TAX CREDITS, AND WASTE

published on May. 19, 2015 4pm
Governor Andrew Cuomo is smart on energy policy, stupid on schools.

JOSEPH JACOBS: NARRATIVES IN STONE

published on May. 13, 2015 1am
A reflection on the work of Joseph Jacobs, the renowned Tuscarora artist, who passed away earlier this month.

Essays from The Daily Public, January through May, 2015

published on Apr. 28, 2015 11pm
How “growth” masks a sad shift toward the rentier class.
published on Apr. 14, 2015 2pm
Remembering writer Günter Grass—a moral witness to Nazism and also a Nazi—who passed away last week.
published on Mar. 25, 2015 12am
Call it the Wilmers disconnect: How a brilliant banker goes bust on public policy.
published on Mar. 10, 2015 11pm
Part one of a two-part series examining the role M&T Bank and its chairman, Bob Wilmers, play in our regional conversations.
published on Mar. 6, 2015 12pm
Well-intentioned band-aids against the systemic scourge of abandoned and disintegrating properties and neighborhoods.
published on Feb. 17, 2015 11pm
Where the money that keeps Western New York flush comes from.
published on Jan. 27, 2015 9am
Who will pay the sunk costs for a stadium about to be abandoned? Taxpayers, of course.
published on Jan. 20, 2015 2pm
Clawing back financial gains to fund middle-class uplift.

published on Jan. 6, 2015 10pm
As of New Year’s Day, the minimum wage in New York State is $8.75 an hour. By next New Year’s Day, the minimum wage will be $9 an hour.