It’s past time to finish the job

Back when I was growing up in North Carolina, our neighbors to the south flew the Confederate battle flag atop their state capitol. When I was in high school, there was increasing public pressure to remove it, with opponents of the flag arguing that it symbolizes racism, slavery, and hatred. The counterargument was always that … Continue reading It’s past time to finish the job

If the MTA’s debt were a GDP …

A recent report by the Straphangers Campaign included a sobering figure: the MTA has a debt greater than the debt of 30 nations. But I wondered: what if we compared the MTA's debt to global GDPs. The answer is perhaps even more surprising.