The reason Chicago was the “city that worked” for so many years was an effective combination of money and competency. Money came from a robust industrial base and most politicians, while corrupt to their core, knew how to make the trains run on time.
Today, the competent politicians are long gone leaving just the corrupt, and the industrial base has been replaced by a services core that favors the elite and disenfranchises the common man.
Que the socialists.
If you own or operate a smaller enterprise in Chicago, “they’re coming to git what you got”.
The democratic socialists say their strong showing in Chicago’s election last month is partly a reaction to its entrenched machine politics, along with policies that progressives say have prioritized the wealthy over the interests of black, brown and working-class residents.https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/21/chicago-democratic-socialists-city-council-rossana-rodriguez
While I agree to a great extent with their characterization of the problem, I vehemently disagree with their collectivist solution. If you plan on keeping your business in Chicago plan on defending it.
If you can’t defend it then it ain’t yours.