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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v9n34 (08/25/2010) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Canal Side Conflicts of Interest

The public recently learned of the unseemly contract between the Empire State Development Corporation and the Harris Beach law firm. At a minimum, an “appearance of impropriety” was created when ESDC received a $105 million allocation from the New York Power Authority to support the Canal Side project, and then turned around and hired as the project’s bond counsel the law firm where NYPA’s chairman of the board works.

Indicators of an Economic Collapse

Various reports serve us as indicators of the true nature of our economy. While many mainstream pundits have defended its overall health, others, such as investment advisor Peter Schiff, argue that the continued direction of our monetary system is leading us towards a crash on par with the Great Depression. Such reports and indicators include:

The Case For Charter Schools

Legal segregation is over, but inequality is alive and well in Buffalo.

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