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New research

In this this interview with Poly News, I describe some of my ongoing research projects since the publication of Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York. https://www.poly.edu/news/2011/07/15/biographies-ballots-jonathan-soffer-tackles-american-politics

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Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York

“Oh! Who owns New York, do people say?” is the first line of the Columbia University fight song. I wrote this book because I wanted to learn more about the politics of capital and who gets to decide where to invest it: the public, the poor, the pols, civil servants, or New York’s highly developed financial bourgeois class. And who gets to cut the government budget when its revenues seem unsustainable. One of the most important questions as we debate cutting government budgets is: what does austerity really cost?

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