Wayne Barrett


Born
July 11, 1945

Died
January 19, 2017

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Wayne Barrett was an investigative reporter and senior editor for the Village Voice for over 20 years. He was a Fellow with the Nation Institute and contributor to Newsweek.

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Trump: The Greatest Show on...

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Trump: The Deals And The Do...

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“The truth was that the city was losing manufacturing jobs at a pace five times worse than the national average, and one of the reasons for its loss of 800,000 industrial jobs since 1962 was, expert after expert concluded, the decline of rail freight service. Several government studies had to concede, despite the bias toward the more glamorous and profit-intensive Trump-like development of these yards, that “a substantial market demand” existed for a real rail terminal at either 60th or 34th Streets. In fact, the ailing railroad industry was beginning to make a strong comeback outside of New York by the end of the seventies, aided by escalating fuel costs, which were putting truckers at a sudden disadvantage. A West Side terminal at either of the Trump yards would not only have positioned the city to take advantage of this economic shift, it would also have dramatically reduced truckload traffic through clogged Manhattan streets. Trump’s simultaneous hold on both of the potential terminal sites for almost half a decade may have been a fatal blow to a manufacturing revival in New York.”
Wayne Barrett, Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention

“I’ll never marry and I’ll die before I’m forty,”
Wayne Barrett, Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention

“Another time, as they walked down Lexington Avenue together, Trump saw a newspaper headline announcing the arrest of a New Jersey mayor for allegedly taking an $800,000 bribe from a developer. “There is no goddamn mayor in America worth $800,000,” Trump bellowed. “I can buy a U.S. senator for $200,000.”
Wayne Barrett, Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention