Comment 26136

By JH (anonymous) | Posted July 31, 2008 at 12:24:16

As someone with a graduate degree in community economic development, I can't help but not swallow either side of this "urban revitilization" debate.
Hamilton simply does not have enough capital to support "service" industry businesses. You hipsters who crowd the Durand district and want more restaurants, patios, and bars...these things do not just appear out of nowhere. They require a steady financial base of people with enough capital to sustain such enterprise. Get with the program-capitalist "innovation" gets us nowhere without a population with adequate wages, and social spending to pick up where private capital leaves us hanging.

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