Time to piss off the bike riders: a lesson in unintended consequences.

I wrote this in response to a debate on Facebook a few days ago regarding whether or not urban bicycle riders should be required to wear helmets (a lot of people think that they shouldn't be required because the inconvenience may discourage people from biking for urban transportation.  Kind of messes up the hair.) As …

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From the Good Ideas File: Knowing the cost in Reno

A lot of people have been weighing in on the debate over the Tesla incentives deal with Nevada, but I wanted to share this article as both a valuable insight into what exactly that deal included and as an exceptional example of how to make those costs transparent, tracing out the potential impacts clearly and …

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From the Good Thinking File: Are Deal Incentives Killing the Economic Development Profession?

Readers of the Wise Economy Workshop may recall some mutual interviews and content-sharing between me and Ed Burghard of the Strengthening Brand America platform.  I've admired and appreciated Ed's marketing and communication mastery and his determination through his American Dream efforts to get economic development practitioners out of the dead end of thinking that recruiting …

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Reviews of the Local Economy Revolution

I've posted a couple of the reviews that the book has received on Amazon here before, but I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the whole collection. Here's what your colleagues have said (names removed to protect the innocent!)  If this piques your interest, you can get your own copy in …

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More on an Entrepreneur’s Story: follow up on Functional Formularies

Just a quick follow-up on this Labor Day (in the US) from the video I posted a couple of weeks ago about one of the alumni of the Bad Girl Ventures accelerator that I participated in.  How's this for good economic development news?   Functional Formularies, makers of Liquid Hope, the first and only whole …

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