99% vs 1% : Who benefits from the Dilworth Plaza renovation?

Regardless of what you think of Occupy Philly, the protesters have a point about the Dilworth Plaza project.It’s a $50-million, large-scale renovation funded almost entirely by taxpayers—and that means we should pay close attention to it. It also means we shouldn’t rush to praise (or condemn) it.On this week’s It’s Our Money podcast, Doron Taussig and Holly Otterbein assume the roles of an “Occupy Philly protester” and “well-connected supporter of the Dilworth Renovation” to break down who’s paying for the project, how much it will cost, and what the city will get from it.


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