Some Notes on Social Distancing

By Ian Olasov A pause in economic activity has a way of bringing the whole economic system into focus. We need to work to pay the rent, and the landlords need the rent to pay their mortgages, and the banks need mortgage payments to pay their debtors, to make new...

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...

Care in the City

Scientists and health care professionals often appeal to the concept of ‘herd,’ or ‘community immunity’ when discussing the value of vaccines. The greater the number of people in a community that have been vaccinated for a particular pathogen, the greater the...

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

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.  By Jennifer...

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