EDWARD L. GLAESER
Excitement deserves a tax break
Many Bostonians prefer to walk by shops and cafes to bank facades, which is why 1,400 people have no signed a petition opposing Capital One’s plans to replace Beacon Hill’s Charles Street Market. But to keep unexciting companies from filling urban storefronts, we don’t need to ban banks, or to over-regulate urban space. What we should do instead is find a gentler way to nudge landlords to welcome in more exciting tenants.