This edition: Harvey Robins, non-profit consultantTweet
Original tape date: June 8, 2006.
New York these days is a tale of two cities. Wall street bonuses are eye popping, the average apartment cost more than a million dollars, and it seems that there is a new apartment building going up on every corner. Yet not everyone is feeling so flush. Many people have simply given up looking for jobs and many of those who work make so little that they are living below the poverty line. They've joined the ranks of what we call the working poor. What is the city's obligation to its poor? If we increase the amount of public assistance does that increase their dependency? Harvey Robbins, former official of the Koch and Dinkins administration, explains the scope of New York City's poverty problems.
Prof. Sarah Bartlett Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Harvey Robins Former City Official