Advice for the New Mayor

Stern, William

Cove, Peter

Kotkin, Joel

Savas, E. S.

Biederman, Daniel

McCaughey, Elizabeth

Heinemann, H. Erich

Brooke-Hitching, Harley

Moss, Mitchell

Nathan, Richard

Zuckerman, Mortimer

Cornuelle, Richard

Mahoney, Margaret

Berger, Stephen

Wriston, Walter B.

Morris, Charles

Crouch, Stanley


Joel Kotkin Author, Tribes: How Race, Religion, and Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy


The "swing" voters who elected you are looking for improvements in the quality of life: the basic decency of clean streets and freedom from panhandlers, graffiti, and the other constant annoyances of city life.

A more long-term, systematic issue is making the city more friendly to small business. Avoid the mistake that moderate Republicans so often make, which is to think that what's good for big business is necessarily good for New York. What the city really needs more than anything else is an entrepreneurial revival.

  • This document was created from the article, "Advice for the New Mayor" by Walter B. Wriston, Stanley Crouch, Stephen Berger, Charles Morris, Margaret Mahoney, Richard Cornuelle, Mortimer Zuckerman, Richard Nathan, Mitchell Moss, Harley Brooke-Hitching, H. Erich Heinemann, Elizabeth McCaughey, Daniel Biederman, E. S. Savas, Joel Kotkin, Peter Cove, and William Stern for the Winter 1994 edition of ... read more
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