Reform and Its Discontents

Friday, June 12, 2009

Francis S. Barry, a policy advisor and director of speechwriting for New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg since 2002 and the author of The Scandal of Reform: Grand Failures of New York's Political Crusaders and the Death of Nonpartisanship (Rutgers University Press, 2009), critiques past efforts to reform New York City's political process.


Francis S. Barry
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Comments [6]


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Jul. 27 2011 12:07 PM
Peter from Sunset Park


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Jun. 12 2009 02:43 PM
Scott Smith

Why not some form of ranked-choice voting, preferably pairwise ranking/Condorcet? As long as voters only record their first choices, the poles will always be at an advantage.

Jun. 12 2009 11:28 AM
hjs from 11211

maybe some of your comment were deleted because they sounded too hateful or crazy.

Jun. 12 2009 11:28 AM
hjs from 11211

espada monserrate & diaz all ran unopposed by any major party

Jun. 12 2009 11:21 AM
Peter from Sunset Park

Non-partisan ship in NYC? Over the past year I have had a least a dozen or more political and historical views deleted from your comments board for not being liberal enough. Political diversity and respect starts at home. I will admit that WNYC seems to have improved its knee-jerk liberal censorship policies in recent months. I sure hope it stays that way for the sake of everyone. Part of the reason that non-partisanship is so rare is because each side is getting more and more comfortable completely dismissing the other side.

Jun. 12 2009 11:19 AM

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