I enjoyed attending the book launch event for Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems, and chapter author / District CFO Natwar Gandhi at the Washington Economic Partnership this morning. Book co-editor Rupak Chattopadhyay remarked in his presentation about the unique need for Capital cities ‘to reflect a neutral space for politics and public policy to play out’, which is certainly one of the guides from the federal perspective on the constraints imposed on federal seats.
Gandhi joked that
‘D.C. is the only place where sound travels faster than light’
and I’m guessing that fact is a plague actually shared by many small capital cities… which is really the point of the book. Continue reading “Hiyo, Silver!!!”