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“Beware the ‘tion-factor'”

The writer in the link below compels us to be wary of the “tion-factor”:  amalgamation, deinstitutionalization, privatization, globalization, suburbanization and intensification. Government and business love such words because when John and Jane Q. Citizen hear or read them they think:  … Continue reading

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A city’s excuses

Our downtown deteriorated because business “x” left the city. Our downtown deteriorated because industry “y” left the city. Our downtown deteriorated because manufacturing left the city; if you prefer the buzzword—deindustrialization. Our downtown deteriorated because of suburbanization.  (Ooh, another ominous … Continue reading

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