Are There Solutions? Corruption, Cynicism, and Reform Proposals

Are There Solutions? Corruption, Cynicism, and Reform Proposals

Last March Dissent organized, under the leadership of editor Fred Siegel, a round-table discussion on the problems of New York, with emphasis on the possibilities of solutions. We print below a transcript, sharply reduced for reasons of space. The round table was held at the Cooper Union and we wish to thank its vice president, Alan Green, for providing the meeting room. Participants were: Angelo Falcon, Institute for Puerto Rican Policy; Dan Feldman, State Assembly member from Brooklyn; Nathan Glazer, Professor of Education and Sociology, Harvard University; John Jeffries, assistant professor, Columbia University School of Architecture and Planning; Daniel McCarthy, Municipal Research Institute; Ruth Messinger, New York City Council member; Jan Rosenberg, Department of Sociology, Long Island University; Sol Stern, special assistant to the City Council President; David Tobis, Welfare Research Institute; and Don Wycliff, New York Times Editorial Board.

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