According to a new study, Pennsylvania’s penchant for local government is really hurting the state.Â Any article that has something like this in it:
Recent studies say the state’s fragmented governmental structure and near-total absence of regional planning holds back economic progress, crippling older communities and allowing unchecked development despite nearly $1 billion in new funding aimed at community revitalization and open-space preservation.
is automatically suspect. Â I read it thusly: the decentralization of state power makes it really hard for those of us who would like to impose our own personal tastes and preferences on the rest of humanity.Â We really need to take control of these matters at the state level, so that we can dictate to your locally elected leaders just how wrong you are.
Piss on that, I say.