Conflicting interests: November 22, 1981

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Conflicting interests: November 22, 1981
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"The permanent government" is a new book about New York City, written by Paul Dubrul and Jack Newfield. Ruth Messinger, a New York City Council woman is the host. The program explains how law firms, the New York Post along with two other newspapers, 2000 individuals, and 20-30 institutions control New York City through election contributions, graft, etc. Also explored in this program are Ed Koch's role, and the banks' contribution to New York's fiscal crisis. The discussion analyzes problems with Con Edison's board, unexplained increases, and their taxes not paid. The authors and Messinger also discuss the changing role and appearance of the Mafia.

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November 22, 1981
Date Broadcast on: 
WBAI, November 22, 1981
Item duration: 
1 reel (55 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, stereo.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1981
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