As part of The Nation's mayoral candidate series, de Blasio gives his views on how to tackle economic inequality, including taxing the wealthy and investing in early childhood education.

How to tackle economic inequality in New York? “The ethic that Bloomberg put out, particularly since he changed term limits, is almost a wanton disregard for that problem,” says Bill de Blasio, New York City’s Public Advocate and candidate for mayor of New York. Bloomberg is “very much against using the tools of government to address economic and social ills.” Appearing at The Nation, de Blasio discusses paid sick days, economic development, mayoral control of schools, campaign finance and more.

This is the second in a series of conversations with New York’s mayoral candidates. Listen to the first, with John Liu, and stay tuned for more.

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Read Jarrett Murphy’s take on the future of the mayor’s office in The Nation‘s special issue on New York.

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