“If elected, I will rebuild the Old Man of the Mountain!”

Harvard University professor Edward Glaeser is peeved at presidential candidates who promise a little somethin’ somethin’ to voters in early primary states. From today’s Boston Globe:

[We] should demand more from presidential candidates who are asking to represent all of us. Prospective presidents should oppose federal handouts aimed at reinvigorating any particular city or region. The federal government owes states, cities, and businesses a level playing field, not one that taxes one company to enrich another or one that taxes Massachusetts to revive Michigan.

"Promises made in Des Moines will be paid for in Boston," Glaeser warns.