“They’re Not Building it For Us” — My talk on Rutgers Campus Thursday, 12:30pm

Hope you’re all surviving the brisk fall weather! I just wanted to share the information for a “Brown Bag Series” here at Rutgers-Camden. I’ll be addressing what I see as a central puzzle in our cities: why do community groups protest investment and development in much-needed neighborhoods? And what does it tell us about how … Continue reading “They’re Not Building it For Us” — My talk on Rutgers Campus Thursday, 12:30pm

True philanthropy doesn’t come at the expense of others by Mike Morgan

A response to the Op-Ed by Mr. Katz in the Philadelphia Inquirer Dear Interstate Outdoor Advertising CEO Drew Katz, What is a Camdenite to do? No matter which side of the billboard issue a Camden resident supports, someone loses. So how are we to decide? For billboard supporters, the majority of whom seem to be … Continue reading True philanthropy doesn’t come at the expense of others by Mike Morgan

Black Swans do Exist by Jared Hunter

There’s a lot of meat to dissect here and I’m sure that most of you already know what I’m talking about, but I’ll give a basic context and move into the more pointed observations I came away with. On Wednesday afternoon, ROI (a New Jersey-based online business press outlet) published an article after having interviewed … Continue reading Black Swans do Exist by Jared Hunter

Court Rules with Parents and NAACP that Camden Deserves a Vote on School Board

Camden residents just won a huge victory in the ongoing efforts to get a vote on whether their school board should be elected. Here’s some of the details from my piece at Blue Jersey.  The nitty gritty is this: in 2010 the MRERA (the legislation that created a municipal take over of Camden, but also … Continue reading Court Rules with Parents and NAACP that Camden Deserves a Vote on School Board