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July 13, 2023

The Test Isn’t the Problem

Now that the Supreme Court has disallowed overtly race-conscious university admissions policies, we can expect colleges to try to find other ways to pursue their version of diversity. In New…

July 12, 2023

New York Rent Control: Could the End be Near?

Those who care about housing policy and the future of New York City will be paying close attention this fall to see if the Supreme Court decides to take up…

July 2, 2023

New York’s Quality of Life Budget: Focus on Improving Conditions for Everyday People First

With no little fanfare, the City Council passed legislation requiring New Yorkers to separate their food waste for composting. Unmentioned amidst the claims for environmental progress was the fact that, even…

June 24, 2023

City Can No Longer Afford Life-Long Subsidies for Lucky NYCHA Tenants

If the definition of insanity involves doing the same thing repeatedly and hoping for a different result, maybe the long-troubled New York City Housing Authority, the nation’s largest, isn’t entirely…

June 14, 2023

Housing in America: A Profectus Roundtable

As economic dynamism in America continues to shift the geography of economic opportunity, housing has become a top concern for a growing number of Americans. It’s clear that some areas…

May 31, 2023

Sending the Wrong Signals

The New York City Council has added another misguided new progressive policy to those, like bail reform and safe drug-injection sites, that make life worse for the poor in the…

May 23, 2023

Public Housing Should Have Work Rules, Too

Thanks to the debt-ceiling showdown, Republicans appear to have a fighting chance to add a work requirement for those receiving SNAP (food stamp) and Medicaid benefits. They should also turn…

May 19, 2023

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: America Today

With the expiration of the Covid-era rule justifying the expulsion of illegal border-crossers on public health grounds, the Biden Administration, to the dismay of progressives, has gone Trumpish. Absent “Title…

May 12, 2023

Follow the Money as Hochul Floats Tobacco Ban While Pushing Legal Marijuana

Governor Hochul has floated the idea of banning all sales of tobacco products in New York State, even as she urges New Yorkers to purchase and partake of now-legal cannabis….

May 8, 2023

An Inspiration to Freethinkers

Some of us still subscribe to the view that we didn’t leave the Democratic Party; it left us. For such apostates and freethinkers, Fred Siegel was an inspiration and a role model…