In my last post I made the argument that in order to build a legacy, LeBron James needed to root himself deeply in community, to become as closely associated with Cleveland as Michael Jordan was with Chicago. Cleveland is LeBron’s home, and I think most of us were thrilled to hear that he will be returning this coming year. He explained his decision by reflecting on his deep ties to Northeast Ohio – ties so strong that four successful years with the Miami Heat weren’t enough to make him forget. LeBron is coming home.
LeBron’s story is a great example of the kind of migration that hometowns across the nation are experiencing. Continue reading
For those in the Austin area, this coming Friday (June 6th) I’ll be presenting to Austin Community Living on the “Economics of Community” thanks to my friend Rigel Thurnston. More information and RSVP information can be found at the events’ Meetup and Facebook sites. Looking forward to meeting and talking to you there!
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you an insightful talk I had the privilege of seeing in person at the 2014 Public Health and the Built Environment Conference in San Antonio. Continue reading
Stacy Mitchell, senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and author of Big Box Swindle, questions our policies that have led to economic concentration. Continue reading