Nothing says “taxation is theft” as much as bringing a case against local government over its taxes, which is what I and a group of fellow Scrantonians did last week over its excessive use of Act 511. Act 511 taxes encompass
American Cities from coast to coast are dying on their feet. Fiscal distress has taken hold and – egged on by reckless spending – has emerged as the heart disease of these once-vibrant communities. Serving as the municipal equivalents of greasy
I was recently featured in the Libertarian Party’s newsletter; which gave me pause to reflect on my journey. For those who do not know, I am the founder of Save Scranton: A grassroots effort to bring attention to the economic distress,
I have been bringing attention to the dire financial straits of Scranton, Pennsylvania for almost a year. My efforts have gotten coverage from many outlets. The next phase of addressing the issue of Scranton’s corruption and economic malaise has arrived. I
On October 6, Scranton, PA resident Gary St. Fleur formally announced the submission of a ballot initiative aimed at forcing the city to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The ballot, which is the first of its kind, is a response
Last night, the vice presidential candidates for the Democratic and Republican parties squared off in a debate where Scranton was mentioned as an example of the failed economic policies of President Obama. Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee rebuffed Tim Kaine’s remarks about
If you live in a major American city, you are probably oblivious to what goes on in the more rural parts of the country. To young urban professionals, the idea that America is facing some sort of crisis is seemingly absurd.
Libertarians often seem a bit obsessive when they appear to hark on the importance of liberty and how disastrous it is for society when liberty dissolves. For Americans, the notion of the lost of liberty seems like a quaint idea.
Save Scranton, an organization located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, has decided to take on the local Scranton government and hit them where it hurts. The Scranton government is notorious for being a bastion of nepotism, malfeasance and corruption (here). It is