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Regressive Taxation Again

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On December 9, 2020
New York could raise money for its financially desperate public transportation by creating a wealth tax on the richest people in the world who live there (or “live there” given the amount of foreign cash stashed in high-end real estate near Central Park where the owners rarely ever visit). Or it could create a regressive […]

Bus lane hero

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On August 15, 2019

One subset of what we might call “Seattle twitter” has been debating how we should think about the woman in this video: https://twitter.com/JaimeSeattle/status/1159268600391196673 This wom

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The Subway

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On July 1, 2015
It’s amazing the New York subway system works at all. But the fundamental reason the MTA is so hard to fix, say transit experts both inside and outside the authority, goes back to those antediluvian switches. The MTA runs one of the largest transit systems in the world on a budget that’s dependent on the […]
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