We all know about mythic Memphis. Our most famous export is mythic music that changed the world, and our most famous entrepreneurial breakthroughs have attained mythological status, changing the way the way the world works and plays and one even defined modern global commerce. And yet, there are other myths that dominate thinking in the Memphis region, and here are just a few of them: City of Memphis is too wasteful and corrupt. City government delivers its services on a per capita basis cheaper than Shelby County, Collierville, Millington, and Germantown governments. And it’s done it despite increasing its land area and reducing its densities. Most of all, City of Memphis has done it while continuing to pay legacy costs incurred for the infrastructure for people who have moved outside Memphis. Memphis is dangerous and crime-ridden. Memphis has seen dramatic decreases in crime, but here’s the truth: all of us know which parts of Memphis are risky and […]
Thanks a bunch.
My sense of security was shattered somewhere between vacuuming up broken glass from the inside of my car and driving 3.5 hours back to Memphis with a missing window and a police report. Fuck you.