New York Needs a Wealth Tax

New York Needs a Wealth Tax

The proposal of a new tax is typically met with indifference, outrage, or something in between. So it is perhaps surprising that, in the national press, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren have both recently won wide praise from liberals and leftists by...
Access

Access

Image: Ink sketch by the article author of the stairs down to a subway station including an advertisement sign with the legible question, INJURED? This article is the first of a series, entitled ‘Precarious Lives’, that the author will be presenting here. ...
Rethinking Environmental Justice

Rethinking Environmental Justice

New York City, and other “global” cities (e.g., Los Angeles, Delhi, Cairo), are facing twin assaults in the twenty-first century—the “creative destruction” of the capitalist world market in property and labor, and the “climate catastrophe” of rising sea levels, heat...
Echoes

Echoes

Shortly after I moved to New York some years ago, I found myself at a demonstration against two police officers who were accused of rape. They had reportedly been called to assist an inebriated young woman, but one of them raped her while the other served as lookout....