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Friday, April 15, 2011

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This is a fantastic story, but please know that this is 99% Kansas poaching off of Kansas City, MO. Missouri does not aggressively go after companies based in the Kansas suburbs of KCMO. They know such practice make zero sense to tax payers. Missouri is not even trying to match what Kansas is offering MO companies because it would less harmful to the state to let the companies move across the border (and stay in the KC area) than to try to keep them. Every company in the state will just threaten to move to receive a free tax ride.

The state of Kansas has declared economic war on the city of Kansas City, MO and the state of Missouri refuses to play hardball because they actually know the ramifications of opening such a can of worms.

Kansas is slowly destroying the economy of the very city and state that has put Kansas on the map in the first place. The largest county in the state of Kansas is a mere suburb of Kansas City, MO and has grown mostly at the expanse of Kansas City, MO.

Kansas need to stop and the residents of Kansas should be just as angry about this as the leaders of KCMO and Missouri are. What Kansas is doing to KCMO is helping nobody and only making them look like fools and while creating a lot of enemies and burning a lot of bridges.

Any thoughts on alternative bureaucratic structures? I love the thesis of this post, btw.

Recently, I've begun to realize our society isn't so much divided between conservative and liberal ideologies as much as it is divided amongst urban and non-urban priorities.

It's also no coincidence that a) more of the country's population is now urban for the first time in our history and b) our president is the first from a major city (Chicago) in a very long time.

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