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Stories written by Michael Lewis

Economy a fleeting shield in the attack of the mega-casinos

Economy a fleeting shield in the attack of the mega-casinos

It’s not just the struggle for a new state compact with the Seminole Tribe that shields us today from assault by the top guns of global casino owners. Momentarily protecting…

Art museum’s rapid success a step on road to greatness

Art museum’s rapid success a step on road to greatness

How heartening was our report last week that the new Pérez Art Museum Miami has shattered projections, welcoming more than 150,000 visitors in four months. That’s a resounding success in…

Beyond the glitz, soccer stadium at seaport an unlikely goal

Beyond the glitz, soccer stadium at seaport an unlikely goal

We’ve now been treated to the glitz and glitter of a soccer team in search of both tax money and a stadium. The glitz is the stadium drawings, the glitter…

Taxpayers, businesses losers in bid preference legislation

Taxpayers, businesses losers in bid preference legislation

Should businesses be bled to death, slowly poisoned, or nibbled to death by ducks? And by what margin should government overpay for goods and services? Don’t laugh: we’re offered those…

Our foreign policy belongs to Washington, not county hall

Our foreign policy belongs to Washington, not county hall

We have formally set ourselves against the government of Venezuela, condemning its violence, supporting its opponents, urging immediate diplomatic acts against its leaders and encouraging the US ambassador to the…

Convention center plans appeal, but nagging doubts costly

Convention center plans appeal, but nagging doubts costly

Our two-track route to better convention facilities won’t make us a top-tier meeting site. We can live with that, but not with doubts about just when better space with linking…

The lessons of Airport City have little to do with Airport City

The lessons of Airport City have little to do with Airport City

Talks can go on to build Airport City on 7½ acres at Miami International Airport instead of 33½ as planned. But it’ll be hard to find anyone who feels good…

When we pay government peanuts, that’s the quality we get

When we pay government peanuts, that’s the quality we get

Miami-Dade keeps cheating itself: We spend too many millions ineffectively in county hall rather than paying thousands to spend less. We don’t like what county commissioners do, so we pay…

Heed county’s sham request: broaden open government

Heed county’s sham request: broaden open government

A call to open more state lawmaking to view won near-unanimous Miami-Dade commission approval last week. It was so on target that you’d wish they meant it. Unfortunately, it was…

Billy, stop watching TV and go battle for global supremacy

Billy, stop watching TV and go battle for global supremacy

You wouldn’t play in the National Football League using the local Pee Wee League champs. You wouldn’t ask the high school aviation club to pilot the American Airlines fleet. You…

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