Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
My new Think Again column is called “Labor for a Day, Capital for the Rest of the Year” and is about the lack of MSM coverage of labor issues.
My Nation column is called “Bill de Blasio and the Rebirth of Economic Liberalism” and it’s about the New York mayor’s race (obviously).
Two quick things:
First this (lifted entirely from Thursday’s NYT City Room blog, which is quite well-written, by the way):
Updated 6:35 a.m. | Surveys are a dime a dozen – except, perhaps, for this one.
A new study of more than 18,000 people in 24 countries by the British market-research giant Ipsos Mori found New York the most popular city on the planet. And yes, better than London and Paris.
The Internet survey ranked New York the most popular city to do business in, second in where they “most like to visit” (behind Paris) and the fifth most desired place to live (Zurich was No. 1).
The survey revealed some interesting global preferences. Belgians would much rather visit New York City than live here, while Poles said the opposite (they’d like to see Mumbai and Madrid).
The pollsters tried to spin the results for their hometown. “The citizens of the world have spoken and given a massive vote of confidence in London and the U.K.,” Ipsos Mori’s boss told The Telegraph.
But even Britons put London second.
Americans, on the other hand, placed New York at No. 1.
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