In a thoughtful discussion of the current municipal budget discussions at SpacingToronto, John Lorinc floats the idea of a proactive approach to the current municipal budget discussions, and suggests pitching an alternative to the blunt machete-swinging we’re all being led to expect from Team Ford.
In one sense, anything that contributes to a reasoned and considered debate has to be welcome. (Inside voices, friends. Let’s use our inside voices.) Writing about a “budget crisis” makes for good copy and establishes a sense of drama, but does it really contribute to a clear understanding, or, please god, serve the public interest?