January 01, 2014


De Blasio Pledges to Tackle Inequality

"Bill de Blasio, whose fiery populism propelled his rise from obscure neighborhood official to the 109th mayor of New York, was sworn into office on Wednesday, pledging that his ambition for a more humane and equal metropolis would remain undimmed," the New York Times reports.

"In his inaugural address, Mayor de Blasio described social inequality as a 'quiet crisis' on a par with the other urban cataclysms of the city's last half-century, from fiscal collapse to crime waves to terrorist attacks, and said income disparity was a struggle no less urgent to confront."










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