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The Resource Fear city : New York's fiscal crisis and the rise of austerity politics, Kim Phillips-Fein

Fear city : New York's fiscal crisis and the rise of austerity politics, Kim Phillips-Fein

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Fear city : New York's fiscal crisis and the rise of austerity politics
Title
Fear city
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New York's fiscal crisis and the rise of austerity politics
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Kim Phillips-Fein
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Language
eng
Summary
"An epic and riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster--and an anatomy of the politics of austerity that continues 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 capital of the financial world go bankrupt? And yet the city was billions of dollars--maybe twelve, maybe fourteen, no one even really knew how much--in the red. Bankers and politicians alike seized upon the situation as evidence that social liberalism, which New York famously exemplified, was doomed to failure--and promised apocalyptic scenarios if the city didn't fire thousands of workers, freeze wages, and slash social services. In this vivid, gripping account, historian Kim Phillips-Fein tells the remarkable story of the crisis that engulfed the city, forever transforming the largest metropolis in the United States and reshaping ideas about government throughout the country. In doing so, she brings to life a radically different New York, the legendarily decrepit city of the 1970s. Drawing on never-before-used archival sources as well as interviews with key players in the crisis, Phillips-Fein guides us through the hairpin turns and sudden reversals that brought New York City to the edge of bankruptcy--and kept it from going over. At once a sweeping history of some of the most tumultuous times in the city's past, a colorful portrait of the unwieldy mechanics of municipal government, and an origin story of the politics of austerity, Fear City is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the resurgent fiscal conservatism of today."--
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Phillips-Fein, Kim
Dewey number
330.9747/1043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3722
LC item number
.P497 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Financial crises
  • Fiscal policy
  • New York (State)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Economic history
  • Financial crises
  • Fiscal policy
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
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Fear city : New York's fiscal crisis and the rise of austerity politics, Kim Phillips-Fein
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1731808
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780805095258
Lccn
2016033559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1731808
  • (OCoLC)922457948
Label
Fear city : New York's fiscal crisis and the rise of austerity politics, Kim Phillips-Fein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1731808
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780805095258
Lccn
2016033559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1731808
  • (OCoLC)922457948

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