posted: 6 mins ago
"I can't believe this stupid company would take a 21 year old HR intern (Trevor Whener - NIU student) and have him sit in on the meeting to witness this man getting fired. It was the kids first and last day on the job. I guess they thought he would enjoy watching that - unbelievably unprofessional.
I am sure there is a lawsuit in the works waiting to be filed......."
posted: 1 hr, 27 mins ago
"@cjsummers : Kinda like raising minimum wage would do....
billyb ob : New York can still get that "indirect impact." They can simply give the $3 billion to their citizens. The citizens will pay income tax on it, and then pay sales tax on it when they spend it. The economic impact will be amazing! Giving away money pays for itself..."
posted: 3 hrs, 26 mins ago
"@cjsummers : Good reads, but curious if you are opposed to TIFs and Enterprise Zones? These still seems to be reasonable incentive mechanisms for investment in underperforming areas. Watching any episode of This Old House will immediately affirm that building new is cheaper and faster than rehabbing something old.
Absolutely there is a point of diminishing (into negative) returns like with Amazon's HQ average outlay of $120k/job to create a $30k warehouse job making no sense, but I'm not sure that I'..."
posted: 5 hrs ago
"It's not basic economics. You won't find this in the works of Smith or Keynes. This is something that has only started happening within about the last 30 years, and there are plenty of studies that show it benefits corporations at the expense of taxpayers while duping taxpayers into thinking they're getting a great deal. Here's one: https://research.upj ohn.org/cgi/viewcontent.c gi?referer=&httpsredir=1& article=1228&context=repo rts
Preli minary work suggests that a state's incentives are n..."
posted: 9 hrs ago
"Whit, I wonder if you and I will be rehab buddies! I had a little work done on the hydraulic pump 2 weeks ago -- they found 95% blockage in the main line. I was able to get mine done with one stent though. I'm glad you are ok and on the mend!..."
posted: 10 hrs ago
"https://www.chicagotribun e.com/news/local/breaking /ct-met-gary-martin-auror a-shooter-20190216-story. html
How the in the bloody he!! did they miss his records??? This guy was a real piece of work I can't believe he hid this from the company. Wonder why they were firing him and did he bring a gun to work all the time??..."
posted: 10 hrs ago
"EyeintheSky : Hotel was not only development that the city ended up on wrong end of a bad deal. Mid-town/Cub Foods Firefly What else? (Riverfront Museum is County, not city, and not a business)
@Den nisinMH : Just the most expensive to date is all. Hope to God they NEVER loan a dime again obviously in an investment group or bank won't loan someone the money there are issues with them. The City is not a bank and has no reason to be loaning money that is a banks job...."