Finance

What If Americans Invested Stock in Distressed Cities?

Economists have a new idea that could revolutionize how struggling cities attract private funds.

How Cities Lose Millions in Federal Funds

A new report examines the ways in which struggling cities mismanage federal grants and offers ideas for fixing it.

The Payoffs of Financial Transparency

Most cities are failing to tell their fiscal stories well or at all. New York and Chicago, though, offer models of true transparency.

What Not to Do When Asking Voters to Increase Their Taxes

Voters in a wealthy suburb of St. Louis rejected tax increases to fund schools last week.

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