The pessimist in me often thinks that we are going down the path of self-destruction as many of our most cherished government services become unsustainable. Here are some examples of worthy programs that used to work well but have emerged as Catch-22 situations for policy makers and stakeholders like us:

Pensions: As the spouse of a city employee, I am paying particularly close attention to the growing challenges of unfunded pension liabilities and whether the city will go broke before my wife retires...

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