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New York Unbound: The City and the Politics of the Future

ISBN: 978-1-55786-008-8
232 pages
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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New York Unbound is a critical examination of the problems and prospects of New York City as it approaches the twenty-first century and a call to arms for a new infusion of energy and creativity in charting its future. As the authors take stock of the city's remarkable resources, they build the argument that the wellsprings of New York's continuing prosperity reside not in further regulation, taxation, subsidization, and political intransigence, but rather in the release of market forces as the stimulant to further growth and greater prosperity and opportunity.

From the creation of better housing to the streamlining of social services, the lessons proffered in New York Unbound will have implications not only for the future of the world's greatest city, but for every city attempting to grapple with the challenges of the future.

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Peter D. Salins is Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College. He is the author of The Ecology of Housing Destruction.
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