I wonder what that does to my students' job prospects...the same students who support regulation 10 to 1. And there's the rub. New York's problems are so psychologically entrenched that the economic wizardry that Faso proposes will not help. My students, like the majority of New Yorkers, are brainwashed to believe in socialism. The population believes that economic goods like health care and housing are rights. Therefore, anyone who works must be taxed to subsidize anyone who doesn't. New Yorkers will favor that to the maximum extent possible until they learn that there is no such thing as a "positive right." A right can only exist in nature. You do not have a right to housing in nature. You have to build housing. If you dig your spot in a cave, I don't have the right to force you to dig my spot in my cave. But New Yorkers believe that I do. Therefore, there is no hope for New York until it collapses or until the education system is revamped.
Even many brainwashed ideologues among New Yorkers find that the positive rights theory in which they have been indoctrinated does not work. Some of those who work leave the ones who don't. But I suspect they take their socialist ideologies with them and then aim to destroy the states to which they move. Thus, New York has become a state made up of people who don't work: welfare cheats; Wall Street stock jobbers; lawyers and college professors. Those who leave aim to destroy the futures of states around the country. New York is a venomous disease.