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Reader says This is local politics at work and this is how local politics works. A small minority of people stand to gain from the project

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Enough of this economics logic stuff. Yes, the economics of this mega garage are nonsense, but no amount of logical argument is going to stop it. This is local politics at work and this is how local politics works. A small minority of people stand to gain from the project. This includes a few business owners and everyone who is involved in the project (lawyers, architects, contractors, construction workers, etc). The taxpayers are the OPM (other peoples money) who foot the bill for it all. However, these taxpayers are mostly oblivious to this whole thing, mostly focused on their kids, their jobs, their social lives, their vacations, etc. This is how it works. It’s not a Ridgewood thing, it goes on everywhere. However, what makes this work well is that towns like Ridgewood are affluent, and therefore, this kind of thing is a good place to do it. It also helps that Ridgewood is a transient town, where people move in raise kids, then move on. Ridgewood is the perfect set of circumstances for these opportunists.

2 thoughts on “Reader says This is local politics at work and this is how local politics works. A small minority of people stand to gain from the project

  1. Conclusion ; Boondoggle naked taking from the public accounts

    We say NO AND NO AGAIN

  2. Opportunists is the word, all right. Hateful. “We’re doing it for the town….” Right.

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