Discounting the Singularity
Everything else is just kind of fluff in comparison. It is also why I am no longer going to get myself amped up over the rump debate of the parking controversy because it just does not matter. State takes over pension system or not. Does not matter. City finds some new revenue from the parking authority or not. Does not matter. Take the city's current pension liability and instead of using an 8% discount rate, try recalculating using half that... and then see what it gives you. If you really push it to 3%, or say something close to what is used in private sector pension accounting and...
Never has something so esoteric meant so much in the real world.
Whatever.. just the most important thing that may shape all local public finance for decades. Will be big news most everywhere, but we are the singularity. Beyond anything to do with the City proper, there is another big local connection to all of this as well.