Prof. Knowles: 9/11 Sparked 'the Great Redistribution'
September 10, 2021
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Robert Knowles, associate professor in The University of Baltimore School of Law and an expert in national security law, writes in The Baltimore Sun about "the Great Redistribution" of resources and economic power that followed the attacks of 9/11—and, in the 20 years since, how much has changed for Baltimore and its neighbor, Washington, D.C.
"Every government action redistributes wealth and power," Prof. Knowles writes. "But the trade-offs are less visible when the federal government isn't regulating, but is pouring money into, a particular industry through contracts for goods and services. The regions where the industry operates prosper, and others fall behind. We notice it less because there are no crackdowns, no howling lobbyists, no increased prices for goods. In places like Baltimore, the money just never shows up. It's flowing, no doubt, but it's flowing elsewhere."
Read the op-ed in The Baltimore Sun.
Read about UBalt's remembrance of 9/11.