In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.
In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.
Once again, changes at Random House have made headlines in papers
throughout the country.
My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
Because they pay too much in taxes--
To feed the poor and fight the axis--
The rich are truly discommoded.
It spoils the fun of being loaded.
Well, it could have been true.
There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls
facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters.
States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio
Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their
The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his
plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College
professor and bard of New York, held a conference on "Ne