• New York’s community-labor divide
Tom Robbins, Village Voice (New York) "It is not the city's business—it is not government's business—to tell companies that they should pay more," [Micheal Bloomberg] sputtered. He brought himself up short when he realized he had just denounced the basis of all government wage legislation since the Great Depression. "There are federal minimum-wage laws," he quickly added, "and those are fine." Moments later, his inner Ayn Rand was back in full control: "The bottom line is the marketplace is the marketplace," he proclaimed.