The Variable on Which Cities Should Compete Commentary shows RI economic development won't compete over the long-run because it is based on incentives, not merits. @Richard_Florida https://t.co/zs7pvsvgVa via @WSJOpinion — gary sasse (@gssasse) January 29, 2018 ← Vitality Is in the Eye of the Person Who Didn’t Do Much Hide-the-Cost Budgeting in a Progressive City → Rhett Hardwick Now that GE is in shambles, I wonder how Boston feels about the incentives it offered? According to yesterday’s Boston paper, they are now building a heliport for GE. I seem to recall picking up a friend at a heliport in Boston. Perhaps that location is not right for GE. Rhett Hardwick Just wondering how much longer there will be a “Boston paper”. The Herald is in bankruptcy and the Globe is on life support. So much for “Never argue with a guy who buys ink by the barrel”. Mike678 Looking at the bigger picture, these and other examples are why the Fed Govt needs to shrink top-down regulations and let states experiment with different ideas. Let RI be big union, social justice and so forth. Let Texas do what Texans like; Californians the same. And then let people vote with their feet.