The Merit of Confrontation and Why De Blasio Is Already In Trouble
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Much has been made of the worrisome rhetoric in the State of the City speech given on February 10th by New York City's new mayor Bill deBlasio.

Much has been made of the worrisome rhetoric in the State of the City speech given on February 10th by New York City's new mayor Bill deBlasio.

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The Merit of Confrontation and Why De Blasio Is Already In Trouble The Merit of Confrontation and Why De Blasio Is Already In Trouble Presentation Transcript

  • Much has been made of the worrisome rhetoric in the Stateof the City speech given on February 10th by New York City's new mayor Bill deBlasio. Some in our audience, particularly anyone with a connectionto New York City, have already expressed fears about what to expect next from the de Blasio administration. Other commentatorshave been quick to deride de Blasio as a Marxist; indeed, de Blasio's hapless Republican opponent used that label on him as early as September 2013.
  • However, concerns should extend far beyond the City and the Financial Policy Council believes the de Blasio speech is a harbinger for the world. This is because New York City tends to be held up as a model for the world at least by its leaders, perhaps with delusions of grandeur and as such the rhetoric from Mayor de Blasio threatens to be emulated by numerous elected leaders worldwide, irrespective of the lack of empirical evidence to show the successof this new leadership paradigm.
  • His speech, therefore, threatens to spark a wave of copycat rhetoric. It is essential to understand its meaning and the reasons for its expression in order to prepare our appropriate and most efficient reactions, for lessons which readers around the world can learn and use Read More: The Merit of Confrontation and Why De Blasio Is Already In Trouble Thank you, Follow Ziad Abdelnour @