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Government Saves the South Bronx
futureofcapitalism.com

As a general rule I make an effort to keep the tone elevated around here by avoiding sweepingly dismissive adjectives, but if there were ever a moment for an exception, it would be this breathtakingly stupid article in today's New York Times by Michael Powell, which runs under the Web headline "Government Can't Improve Economy? Tell That To the South Bronx."

Mr. Powell writes: "what is there should (but almost certainly will not) give pause to those who argue that government lies at the source of our ills." He writes, "The Bloomberg administration will, in the end, have poured more than $8 billion into building and preserved 165,000 apartments....The era of government may be in danger. But it saved the South Bronx."

There are at least three problems with this tale.

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Government Saves the South Bronx
futureofcapitalism.com

As a general rule I make an effort to keep the tone elevated around here by avoiding sweepingly dismissive adjectives, but if there were ever a moment for an exception, it would be this breathtakingly stupid article in today's New York Times by Michael Powell, which runs under the Web headline "Government Can't Improve Economy? Tell That To the South Bronx."

Mr. Powell writes: "what is there should (but almost certainly will not) give pause to those who argue that government lies at the source of our ills." He writes, "The Bloomberg administration will, in the end, have poured more than $8 billion into building and preserved 165,000 apartments....The era of government may be in danger. But it saved the South Bronx."

There are at least three problems with this tale.

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New York Times Draws Anti-Israel Lesson From Palestinian Attack
camera.org

What does a terror attack against Israel teach us? According to the New York Times, it's that Israel is being disruptive. In its recent coverage of two deadly attacks against Israelis, the newspaper demonstrated an especially flagrant abandonment of journalistic standards, spinning coverage so as to deflect culpability for the violence away from the perpetrators.

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