Tuesday, January 01, 2019
KANSAS CITY 2019 PREDICTIONS?!?
Now that KCMO celebratory gunfire has subsided and we get back to the regular old menacing bullets flying around town, we ask the AWESOME TKC BLOG COMMUNITY for a peek at the year ahead . . .
To wit . . .
HELP US MAKE PREDICTIONS FOR KANSAS CITY 2019 AND THE FATE OF THIS COWTOWN AMID TURBULENT TIMES!!!
Here's what we know for sure and/or what we're sharing as a starting point for further discussion . . .
Stalled New KCI Worsens
Locals can't agree with developers, there's no dirt turning and it's getting more obvious that out of control costs are making the deal more complicated. Even worse, taxpayers are picking up the tab despite promises. Ironically, images of long lines inspired voters and now we're force to patiently bide our time for some resolution of this big money struggle.
More Kansas City Murder
There's no new plan and the uptick in deadly violence is mostly unchecked. Even worse, candidates for Mayor & City Council don't want to talk about this issue in any great detail. And so the killing continues as innocent are endangered along with everybody else amid the continued carnage.
Downtown Real Estate Bubble In Peril
Prices are already falling and developer foreign money laundering schemes have become less viable even with KCMO taxpayer subsidy. There are now too many hotels, condos and pricey living spaces that locals can't afford as the law of supply & demand is on the cusp of getting very cruel in and around the loop.
Money Gets More Expensive
The fate of the global economy hinges on the Fed Interest Rate outlook and so we won't pretend to make a call other than reminding locals that they have said they're leaning toward at least two increases. And so the money supply gets even more scarce whilst (most) Americans living on debt have reason to be just a little less confident.
But most of all . . .
Kansas City Still Fights Over Prez Trump
The protests, rhetoric and culture war confrontations have only just begun as we look forward to the Mueller Report and so many talking points handed town from partisan hacks and then reheated in order to alienate coworkers, frenemies and extended family.
And now . . .
TELL US WHAT TKC READERS EXPECT OF KANSAS CITY IN 2019!!!
We've put our cards on the table now we wanna know what you d-bags think . . .
Check the links . . .
Bloomberg: How Trump and Amazon Will Dominate 2019
Guardian: 2019 - The events to watch out for in world politics, sport and arts
FoxBiz: US economy, markets - What to expect in 2019
UST: Economy's strengths in 2019 - Strong job market, consumer spending and low inflation
Forbes: The Biggest Problem For The Global Economy In 2019 Won't Be The US-China Trade War
Newsweek: Bitcoin Price Predictions 2019 - What Experts Forecast for Cryptocurrency
MirrorUK: Fortune teller who uses ASPARAGUS to predict future reveals forecasts for 2019
And once again, our bloggy tradition dictates that this is the song of the day -- U2 -- New Year's Day 1983 (Subtitulos En Español) New wave/ Rock "El Dia De Año Nuevo" . . .
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 KANSAS CITY!!! HELP US FIGHT THE FUTURE!!!
As always, any insight is appreciate as we emerge from history and look eagerly to the world to come . . .
You decide . . .