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July 29, 2014

Economy & Finance

New York City/State Policy

De Blasio's Policing Dilemma

Heather Mac Donald, City Journal Online, July 28, 2014
New York mayor Bill de Blasio is facing the most momentous decision of his still-new mayoralty: whether to take his public safety cues from the New York Times editorial board and sundry anti-cop activists, or from his police commissioner, William Bratton. Pressure has mounted on de Blasio from his base over the last week to repudiate the strategy known as broken-windows policing. . .

How City Hall Kills The Middle Class

Steven Malanga, New York Post, July 29, 2014
Adapted from City Journal, Summer 2014
Mayor de Blasio never tires of repeating his successful campaign theme: There are "two New Yorks," he says, one for the rich and the other for everyone else. Too bad he never acknowledges the role government plays in making the city so unaffordable for middle-class families. . .

MTA: Beyond The LIRR Deal

The Bond Buyer interviewed Nicole Gelinas on July 28, 2014. She examines the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's pending deal with Long Island Rail Road workers and long-term outlook. Watch the interview here.

Health Care

A Victory For The Rule Of Law, But Merely A Speed Bump For Obamacare

77 WABC's "The John Batchelor Show" will interview Avik Roy, 7-29-14

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