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...

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...

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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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Image: Pencil and ink sketch by the article author of a NYC bedroom referencing the original photo of Patricia O’Grady’s room. (* This essay is the second in the series 'Precarious Lives' presented by the author. It was written the month before the COVID-19 pandemic...

A Life’s Worth

By Joseph S. Biehl What makes a life worth living? Or, what might seem a more pertinent question under the current circumstances, what makes a life worth saving? As the city, the nation, and the world struggle to find ways to mitigate the toll of the Covid-19...

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