From Welfare State to Real Estate: Regime Change in New York City, 1974 to the Present
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From Welfare State to Real Estate: Regime Change in New York City, 1974 to the Present

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"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 e...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by New Press, The
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Jan 05, 2008 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone trying to understand NYC power structures and politics
This is a fantastic book about development in nyc and the the construction of new power relations post-1975. It is excellent on showing how New York City is a neo-liberal city which public programs being cut while simultaneously private developers are given a free for all on development and real estate in all of the five boroughs. Social services were systematically cut while any kind of community input was taken away while Wall Street created a super-rich class that sought to build housing and...more
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Aaron Amaral from DC 37 Legal recommended I read this. It's an interesting analysis about the power shift that's taken place in NYC over the past 35 years. I was hoping for more analysis and less journalistic narrative; parts of the book lulled me to sleep while riding the subway.
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