Why some local governments tax more but don’t seem produce better services

Research explores the interplay between wages, taxes, housing costs, movement of workers, and education

Economists have noted America’s growing economic and geographic polarization for some time. Enrico Moretti at the University of California, Berkeley, called it “the great divergence” between upscale and downscale cities. It’s also well known that some cities tax more and spend more per resident than others.

The question is why, and what it means.  READ MORE