Kim Moody, "From Welfare State to Real Estate: Regime Change in New York City, 1974 to the Present"
English | 2007-05-01 | ISBN: 1595580883 | 340 pages | PDF | 57,5 MB
City of Quartz meets Gotham—the dark side of the glittering metropolis.
New York is a city of outlandish wealth and extreme deprivation, where the abundance of high-rise office space and luxury housing belies a poverty rate of nearly twice the national average. In From Welfare State to Real Estate, prominent labor activist Kim Moody argues that the city's business elite has tilted the political structure toward an agenda that puts real estate development ahead of human needs. The result is a new Gilded Age in America's first city, overseen by the nation's first billionaire mayor.