Wednesday, August 02, 2006

An Anchor Around New York's Neck

In yesterday's Syracuse Post-Standard, E.J. McMahon of the Manhattan Institute blames New York's "ponderous government" for the State's declining economic fortunes. He sees reason for hope -- namely, an impressive number of excellent colleges and universities, recently lowered taxes on industry and cheap housing upstate -- but believes New York's government is an impediment to real growth. The take is politically conservative (smaller government is better government) as one would expect from the Manhattan Institute. But whatever your political persuasion, it's worth a read. (Hat tip: upstateblog)

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