Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ink and more

yeah, yeah.. my ink:  Two presidents, one message.

Personally, the story today of our visitors from Russia is more interesting to me. Specifically the point mentioned in passing about the artificially created Soviet "mono-cities" or моногород which have a tough future in a world where they have to compete on their own.  This has been a big topic to a degree in economic development world and has some scary analogies for us.  If ever there was a mega "mono-city" in the US it was Pittsburgh for a long time... let alone our score of mill-towns and coal patch towns that face many of the same histories.   Lots worth writing about in the comparisons.