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A friend who teaches economics points out this headline in today’s New York Times:
De Blasio Encounters Rising Friction Over Liberal Expectations
“It is amazing.” my friend writes, “what having to balance a budget in the face of pension and wage demands from the teachers union, the police union, etc., will do to temper one’s liberal dreams.”
It is indeed.
Note the last line of the article, which quotes Mitchell Moss, who teaches urban studies at New York University. Words worth savoring — particularly for the Ricochetti who live in the five boroughs:
“Inequality is not something that a mayor of New York can solve, but public safety is,” he said. “You can never make the liberals happy. Because when you ask them what they want, the answer is always: M-O-R-E.”