Nashville has been on a self-congratulatory jag since the New York Times wrote a laudatory article about Nashville. BURNT has been in an office playing a loop on closed circuit television of top ten accomplishments of Nashville ranging from most performance reviews to number of head quarters companies per capita. Nashville is a hot city – or are we number #72, as ranked by the Gallup Poll? In a Healthways article, Nashville was #44 among states on the same ‘wellness’ scale.
BURNT points out the terrible inequalities among colleges, the abuse of General hospital by Metro government and Vanderbilt, and the disparity in income between North Nashville and Davidson County.
We would say the General Assembly–largely made of former local officials–has the firmest grip on the reality of the bottom level of citizens in Tennessee.
Click to read or download our flyer addressing this disparity.