Conflicting interests

It’s Thursday! Still lots of people without power along the coast.

$1000 worth of studio time for two timeless songs. A pretty good deal if you ask me.

The Dorchester Reporter looks at both sides of Question 1, which is the proposal to give the City Council more say on the budget. Andres Del Castillo of the group Right to the City Boston takes the yes side. Pam Kocher, president of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau takes the no side. My view is that approving Question 1 would hamstring future mayors on budget development and dilute the executive role of the mayor. But, oddly enough, both mayoral candidates have come out in favor of it.

Here’s another reality check on the popularity of the movement to defund the police.

Yasmin Amer writes for WBUR about DAOs, the companies that run like New England town meetings. Interesting. And a little scary.

And cigarette sales are up for the first time in 20 years. I’m sure there’s an interesting Venn diagram somewhere on the overlap between the people who smoke and those who won’t get vaccinated.

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