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Imagine a New York City Not Dominated by Real Estate

Danny Katch Jacobin
New York’s commercial real estate sector is in crisis, as office workers are increasingly unwilling to come back into a physical office. It’s an opportunity to rethink what a city that serves its residents rather than commercial landlords could be.

The Scion - What Happened to Andrew Cuomo?

Raina Lipsitz The Nation
In the past year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has gone from being a national media darling and fantasy presidential contender to a forlorn, scandal-plagued figure, walking the executive grounds enrobed in a blanket.

California's Proposition 15 Goes Down Swinging

Bobbi Murray Capital & Main
Thigpenn says the path forward means reversing public spending priorities that direct resources away from low-income communities — priorities that create tax structure that makes low-income communities in California scramble to fund schools.

The Fed Protects Gamblers at the Expense of the Economy

Ellen Brown Truthdig
from of Federal Reserve building The repo market is a fragile house of cards waiting for a strong wind to blow it down, propped up by misguided monetary policies that have forced central banks to underwrite its highly risky ventures.

Are Urban Planners Partly to Blame for Gentrification?

Tanner Howard CityLab
The world’s real estate is worth an estimated $217 trillion, making up more than 60 percent of global assets. Even though three-quarters of that amount is tied up in housing, it hasn’t translated to secure shelter or prosperity for many...
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