Pining for the high marginal tax rates of the 1950s doesn’t do us any good. The rich still avoided paying taxes in those days — and the taxes they did pay went to funding Cold War militarism, not domestic spending.
Nathan Newman teaches sociology and criminal justice at CUNY. He is a policy advocate and writer for various publications.
New construction isn’t the only solution to New York’s affordable housing crisis, but the Left is wrong to dismiss it outright.