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I post my sudden thoughts and second thoughts here from time to time -- usually having something to do with Philadelphia and governmental accountability, but occaisionally on something more (or less) interesting. Check out my Recent Writing for issues of the day and take a look at some more in-depth writing in Brett's Books. Or, view the Bulldog Budget, which represents a wonderfully visual way to conceive and account for how our government works (or doesn't work) for us.

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Most recently, I wrote

Poor Tax Decisions Make The Poor Pay More In Philadelphia

It is a cruel fact of American life that it costs more to be poor.  In Philadelphia, the nation's poorest big city, where more than one in four residents lives in poverty, a proposed tax on sugary drinks is just the latest regressive tax policy that would ask the poor to pay even more.