The Daily Beast reached out to Saint Mary's political economist Jack Rasmus for insight into the issue of economic inequality, which has become a focus in the mayoral race in New York City. In the article "Can Bill de Blasio Fix New York’s Income Inequality?" about the Democratic party nominee for the next mayor of the Big Apple, Rasmus, is referenced several times in a story examining the feasibility of some of the candidate's ideas to address the lack of affordable housing and how to improve educational opportunities for the poor — including a controversial proposal to raise the income tax on those earning more than $500,000 to cover universal access to pre-kindergarten. The Daily Beast is the online home of Newsweek magazine, and reaches more than 18 million unique online visitors a month. The magazine reaches millions more through its tablet and international editions. Read the article.
Date of Mention
Wednesday, September 18, 2013