The Nation: Out in a Rowboat with Mayor Lindsay

NEARLY all of America's big cities share the malady: while the cost of services steadily mounts, the tax base that provides for those services just as surely shrinks. In this year of recession, funds are shorter than ever, leading desperate mayors to seek relief in Washington, in state capitols and in an array of burdensome new taxes that the public can scarcely support. Yet, aggravated as they are, the problems of all other American mayors absolutely pale beside those of John Lindsay, the embattled mayor of New York City.

The mayor of Seattle may...

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