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Encourage Bottom-Up Redevelopment: Episode 5 of Reason Saves Cleveland With Drew Carey

March 18, 2010, 11:30am

While the city crumbled, Cleveland taxpayers were paying huge amounts to subsidize stadiums. The next big taxpayer-funded boondoggle is the new convention center. “I didn’t know Cleveland was such a bustling convention city,” Drew Carey points out. “Take that Vegas!”

“Spending billions on big-ticket redevelopment has utterly failed to revitalize the city’s economy,” says Reason.tv Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie. “It’s time for Cleveland to realize that bottom-up projects driven by the actual residents and private-sector investors are the best was to build a vibrant city for the long haul.”

“We can all make our own decisions. We all want to live our own kind of life,” Carey declares. “We don’t need a centralized government tell us what to do all the time and tell us, you know, what color to paint our house and what we can put where. We’ll decide on our own. We’ll work it out with our neighbors on our own.”

Related Policy Briefs:

Rejuvenating Urban America Through Land Use and Housing Policy Reform

Ten Steps to Brings Jobs and Businesses Back to Cleveland and Other Big Cities

Improving the Economies and Business Climates In Struggling Cities

More Reason Saves Cleveland With Drew Carey videos:

The Decline of a Once-Great City, Episode 1

Fix the Schools, Episode 2

Privatize It, Episode 3

Improving Cleveland's Economic and Business Climate, Episode 4



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