Flexian Looting Report: DeBlasio is Bloomberg After All
I have the impression that the time lag between campaign promises and post-election betrayals is getting shorter. De Blasio appointed Stop/Frisk Inventor Bratton about 32 seconds after he was elected. Now De Blasio appoints a Goldman Sachs executive as Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development -- a position that is the power node of how econonomic (dis)(in)equality is orchestrated in New York City, largely with respect to land and housing. It's a certain Alicia Glen, head of Goldman Sachs's Urban Investment Group -- who has already been [from her Goldman Sachs perch] "Public Private Partneshipping" with "ex" Mayor Bloomberg all along, "helping fund much of the uneven development that has priced out many New Yorkers from neighborhoods across the city." City Hall - Goldman Sachs revolving door moment! And spot the Flexians!
NOTE. So now, instead of just 12 years of Mike Bloomberg's engrafting of Goldman Sachs' looting claws into New York City, we get continuity for at least another 4 years, courtesy of Bill deBlasio. I wonder why he even bothered to appoint her Deputy Mayor -- I mean, it's not like her job description is going to change any whether she's on the GS "side" or the City Hall "side." There's no "sides" -- no "public side" and no "private side" -- there's no "partnership" -- it's just another deal set up by the Neo Liberal elite (and its elected lackeys) to ensure that tax dollars and public assets continue to be syphoned to the .01%. Calling these things "partnerships" is a little like that awful word "conversation" that we're hearing more and more. Thanks, Bill deBlasio -- and bonus points for showing your hand so fast but just late enough that we couldn't vote for somebody else or just not vote.