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Gerard Mildner
New York's Most Unjust Tax

New York's property tax oppresses the poor, destroys housing stock, and discourages new business. Even worse, it costs the city money
Tamar Jacoby
Sonny Carson and the Politics of Protest

How an angry young man became a political power broker
Lawrence Mead
Kicking New York's Dependency Habit

The data confirm workfare is the welfare reform moot likely to succeed. So why isn't New York putting workfare to work?
Edwin Rubenstein
Albany Passes the Check

Why do local governments raise taxes so high, spend so much, and yet cut essential services? The answer may be: Albany makes them do it
James B. Jacobs
Get Out of Jail Free

New York's procedural protections for criminal defendants far exceed those of other states or the federal government--without protecting real civil liberties. Here's a guide to the laws that keep police from getting tough on crime
Departments
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New York Views
Tracking Down the Hidden Homeless by Randall K. Filer
Unbearable Obligations by The Editors
Mindless Law in Topless Bar by James Taranto
Foster Care as Welfare by Maggie Gallagher
Does State Aid Reach the Schools by Raymond Domanico
Urbanities
Our Universal Civilization by Sir V.S. Naipaul
Miles From Museum Mile by Richard Brookhiser
Letter From a Crackhouse by Terry Williams
Diarist: Subway Sex by James MacGuire


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