Martin O’Malley is wrong: city government is out of control
Without doubt there must be some rays of light even in places like Baltimore, where O’Malley was once mayor. But there aren’t many. Most large US cities suffer under systematic cronyism.
(From The Washington Examiner)
The city level of government has also struggled to overcome endemic corruption, as officials in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Baltimore are hauled away for having devious personal ambitions. City government enthusiasts can wish away these systematic problems, but it’s just not that likely that these institutions will deliver the goods….