Manhattan Institute Daily Update

Keeping you up-to-date on the latest by Manhattan Institute scholars
November 6, 2015

New York City/State Policy

Embracing Uber Would Be Good for New York

Jared Meyer,, November 4, 2015

A $15 Wage Could Cost Half a Million NY Jobs

E.J. McMahon, New York Post, November 5, 2015

Stop Delaying the Second Avenue Subway

Nicole Gelinas, New York Post, November 3, 2015


Confused Coalitions: Republicans and Democrats on Free Trade

Daniel DiSalvo and Jeffrey Kucik, The National Interest, November 5, 2015

Why Jeb Bush's Campaign Is in Such Deep Trouble

Diana Furchtgott-Roth,, October 30, 2015

Public Housing

NYCHA, Where Crime Still Rules

Alex Armlovich, New York Daily News, November 2, 2015

Economy & Finance

The Myth of the Vanishing Pay Raise

Scott Winship,, November 4, 2015

Politicians, Not Airbnb, Create Housing Shortages

Jared Meyer and James Delmore,, November 2, 2015

Education Reform

A Longtime Observer of the New York City Schools Sees a System Infected

Sol Stern, New York Daily News, November 2, 2015
Adapted from City Journal

Book Reviews

After Kelo, Governments Keep Nabbing Property

Jared Meyer, The Federalist, November 5, 2015

Right Man, Wrong Time

Brian C. Anderson, The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2015

City Journal

Gas Tax Fever

Alternative-transportation projects rely on federal funding, putting its advocates in a tough spot.
Aaron Renn, City Journal Online, November 4, 2015

Boondoggle Train

California's politicians keep pretending private investors want in on high-speed rail.
Chris Reed, City Journal Online, November 4, 2015

Nutmegged in Connecticut

Governor Malloy's latest pension proposal is just budget trickery.
Steven Malanga, City Journal Online, November 3, 2015

Chancellor with Attitude

Britain's finance minister seeks to increase his popularity by insulting voters' intelligence.
Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal Online, November 2, 2015

What I Saw in the Schools

Twenty years on the New York education beat
Sol Stern, City Journal, Autumn 2015 Issue

If You See Something, Say Nothing

The NYPD's effective surveillance of Muslim communities runs afoul of self-righteous courts.
Dennis Saffran, City Journal Online, October 30, 2015

Reading Trollope

In his bicentennial year, the long-overshadowed novelist finally gets his due.
Melanie Kirkpatrick, City Journal Online, October 30, 2015

Culture and Society

What's the Matter with White Working-Class Men?

Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, Tribune News Service, November 5, 2015

Liberals Don't Want a Discussion About Race

Jason Riley, The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2015

How the Widening Urban-Rural Divide Threatens America

Victor Davis Hanson, Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2015
Adapted from City Journal

'Hamilton' Is Saving NYC's Education System

Charles Sahm, New York Post, November 2, 2015

Higher Education

Postmodernism Comes to CUNY

Fred Siegel,, November 1, 2015

Foreign Affairs

The Syrian Negotiations

Herbert London, Family Security Matters, November 3, 2015

The Tunisian Hope for Islam and the Middle East

Guy Sorman,, October 29, 2015

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