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Articles by: Joseph Grosso

Taking Stock: Low Wages In A Rigged Economy

Taking Stock: Low Wages In A Rigged Economy

Among the many banalities of partisan rhetoric is a rationalizing of the Dow Jones when it is falling or stagnant and a fetishizing of it when it is ascendant. Countless social media memes, not to mention articles in the business press, have be written comparing the stock market performance during Trump’s first year in office to Obama’s first year. This[Read More…]

The Urban Housing Crisis: Time To Rebuild Public Housing

The Urban Housing Crisis: Time To Rebuild Public Housing

On January 19th the New York Times ran a story that probably caused a certain class of readers to do a double-take. It turns out that a year has gone by without there being a single shooting in the Queensbridge Houses. As for a homicide it’s been almost two years. The famous, or long derided as ‘infamous’, 96 building Queensbridge[Read More…]

The Fire This Time: The Urban Housing Crisis

The Fire This Time: The Urban Housing Crisis

       A pair of headlines the past two weeks illustrated the gruesome underbelly of the urban housing crisis. Last Wednesday night in the Bronx two young homeless sisters, aged 2 and 1, were found dead after a malfunctioning radiator in the room they shared caused steam to spew into the room inflicting severe burns on the girls. The building, part[Read More…]