Philly Imposing a Blog Tax
You know how granny is selling her knitted goods through her blog? Well, according to some cash-strapped municipalities, that is a potential source of income. Philadelphia is imposing a $300 business license on these bloggers. This actually ties in nicely with my recent post. Interesting to see how different local governments a coming up with innovative / draconian ways to overcome budget...
The Apple Station in Lincoln Park
Those who know me well understand my fondness for the City of Chicago. Something about the patches of grittiness, green space, Midwest charm, hustle, and political catastrophes appeal to me. Also, my boyfriend lives there. You can imagine my surprise today when driving by the currently-under-construction N. Clybourn metro station. It looks like an Apple Store. No kidding - sleek, shiny. In...
Welcome to my world.
Welcome. I am Rachel Fredman. I am a technology consultant - formerly for an electronic medical records company, and more recently for a Midwestern insurance giant. But really, I’m a foreign policy wonk. I spent many hours glued in front of Stata data sets as a political science major at the University of New Mexico, analyzing everything from the rise of Islamism to the connection...
After endless days of commuting on the freeway to an antiseptic, sealed-window...– Charles Krauthammer