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Weak goals for incentives achieve little, distort competition

Vast downtown projects are each spending $1.75 billion to create retail, residences, hotels, garages and more in multi-block swaths. But government is treating them differently as they compete in the marketplace, tilting the playing field. In Brickell,…

Garbage in, garbage out at the college and university level

Garbage in, garbage out at the college and university level

It was exciting to read in Miami Today that a county study found annual economic impact of $7.3 billion for Miami-Dade’s colleges and universities. What a sales tool for our…

Power play in the taxi line: protecting low-quality service

Power play in the taxi line: protecting low-quality service

Like anyone who’s frequented Miami cabs, I can reel off horror stories. But I’d never heard of the Uber service until an industry delegation visited to tell me why Uber…

Miami’s condo euphoria treads a historically familiar trail

Miami’s condo euphoria treads a historically familiar trail

If you’ve been around Miami at least a decade you recall the euphoria that’s causing condos to spring up faster than we can count. “At this rate, we’ll have 12,000…

Pay the Dolphins for performance – and everyone else too

Pay the Dolphins for performance – and everyone else too

It’s getting harder to track all the stadium deals floating though the office of county Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who must be vying with recalled predecessor Carlos Alvarez to become stadium…

Chokehold on downtown’s traffic is no mobility solution

Chokehold on downtown’s traffic is no mobility solution

As buildings, workers, residents and visitors continue to multiply in the heart of Miami, one thing has not kept pace: the roadways that are the primary means of entering and…

Soccer debate: It’s not ‘What site?’ but ‘Why get involved?’

Soccer debate: It’s not ‘What site?’ but ‘Why get involved?’

Debate over which prime waterfront land to yield to an outside business for a soccer stadium should be recast as a far more logical question: why is government involved at…

Mayor needs to bar more giveaways to Marlins owners

Mayor needs to bar more giveaways to Marlins owners

The Miami Marlins are in their third season in a stadium that cost the public $3 billion. And the county is in its third year of challenging what Marlins owners…

Get on track to battle Miami-Dade’s Economic Enemy #1

Get on track to battle Miami-Dade’s Economic Enemy #1

It’s time to declare Miami Dade’s traffic nightmare Economic Enemy #1. It’s even worse than the outflow of bright young people, the tightness of capital for entrepreneurs, the lack of…

Bad bet: Slot machines don’t pay off for government, either

Bad bet: Slot machines don’t pay off for government, either

Slot machines were a bad bet. A county study issued this month for a key slots backer proves it. Revenues the county expected from slot machines at tracks and frontons…

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