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Debate public-private deals before they’re set in concrete

Governments are signing more public-private partnerships, a healthy trend – that is, if deals serve a public interest and don’t crowd out pressing needs. Last week we wrote about two such deals: Swire shut down the Eighth…

Heralds Backing Of Marlins Stadium Based On Pure Myth

As sure as Miami's summer brings humidity, a baseball stadium deal brings accolades from the Miami Herald. After all, that paper pushed for American Airlines Arena and the Performing Arts…

Reflections In Excellence Nonprofits Build A Better Miami

Five community leaders sat down to lunch at the Conrad Miami last week with a tasty assignment: They would sift and weigh the applications of 34 non-profit organizations to choose…

Government And Public Venues A Paradox Waiting To Strike

Paradoxes abound when government builds venues for events. Those paradoxes often wind up hitting us right in the pocketbook.…

Loose Ends Need Careful Tying In Lopsided Ballpark Deal

A planned county-owned ballpark at which the Florida Marlins would pay rent sounds like a business deal - bad business, but business.…

At Least Make The Baseball Stadium Deal A Sweeter Sows Ear

If you're convinced Las Vegas-style gambling would improve Miami, skip this column.…

Even A Fifthgrader Knows We Shouldnt Gamble Away Our Future

If you're convinced Las Vegas-style gambling would improve Miami, skip this column.…

You Said It Mr Mayornow Shout It Out Loud No Slots

Dear Mayor Alvarez:…

Quiz What Do School Upgrades And The Mob Have In Common

A brochure in the mail the other day told us how to get less-crowded classrooms and improve our schools.…

Mayor Should Make A Threestep Leap Into Leadership Role

In vetoing a misguided transit bailout, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has taken his first leadership step.…

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