Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics


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"An epic and riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster--and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world today. When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible. How could the country's largest metropolis fail? How could the capital of the financial world go bankrupt? Yet the city was indeed billions of dollars in the red, with no way to pay back its debts. Bankers and politicians alike seized upon the situation as ...

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