Yes, social programs were cut back, but wasn’t this necessary to save the city’s financial base?
Review of Kim Phillips-Fein's "Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics”
by Robert D. Parmet
Its title captures the mood of New York in 1975, when a leaflet shouted, “WELCOME TO FEAR CITY,” and called itself “A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York.”
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