The 411 on 901

Podcast: The incredible shrinking city

By: Vox

Link: https://art19.com/shows/the-impact/episodes/99ffb9d5-58d6-4405-84e8-ee33a18db854

Notes:

For decades, Memphis annexed wealthy suburbs around the city as a way to increase their tax revenue.

After studying the effects of this, they found that these suburbs required more public money than they were generating, essentially being subsidized by the poorer neighborhoods in the center of the city.

Memphis is now undergoing an effort to de-annex some of these suburbs.

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