Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday pot luck

The view from Detroit: The Detroit Free Press has an omnibus look at the Pittsburgh economy, past, present and future as seen through the eyes of a region looking at some tough times ahead. See: MICHIGAN: ROAD TO RECOVERY; Different city, similar story, subtitled Pittsburgh rebirth proof that Michigan's industry may not define it forever. by Katherine Yung. Check out their front page today.
B____-gate? So should it all be called Billboard-gate or Blog-gate? Maybe even Bram-gate? No matter, but if you think it's over I would bet not. Pittsburgh Indymedia has an interesting piece with some background on Lamar Advertising.
Coal and Politics. I bet those have never been linked before. See the WSJ today: Coalfields Turn Into Battlefields; Push for New Plants Divides Democrats In Rural, City Areas. By STEPHEN POWER in Wise, Virginia, and NICK TIMIRAOS in Levittown, Pa.April 14, 2008; Page A6

On the casino watch: NY Times magazine on Sunday had a look at the rise and fall of the gambling policy: Bad Bet

The view from Wheeling: Wheeling-News Register has some comments in a recent editorial on the city/county consolidation talk here: I really am not sure what to say about the accompanying cartoon:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if only the Philly Inquirer could write an article on Pittsburgh like that.

Monday, April 14, 2008 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous BriemFan said...

I'm impressed that the Free Press managed to interview Briem, Miller AND Madison... the triumvirate of Pittsburgh Region economic bloggers! They really did their research!

Monday, April 14, 2008 1:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Wheeling cartoon is hilarious.

Monday, April 14, 2008 1:42:00 PM  

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