June 23, 2020
A looming fiscal crisis raises another fear for US cities: State oversight and financial control boards
The pandemic economy could revive a fraught method for fixing distressed local budgets.
May 22, 2020
The pandemic economy could revive one of America’s ugliest fights over local control
Professor Kim Phillips-Fein explains today's parallels with New York City’s financial disaster in 1975.
May 5, 2020
The pandemic is pushing US city budgets into a new age of austerity
Economists warn that local budget cuts could counteract federal stimulus money.
March 28, 2019
I helped produce the London Olympics opening ceremony: the spirit of 2012 is no antidote to Brexit Britain
Misplaced nostalgia conceals political reality.