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The Resource So much to do : a full life of business, politics, and confronting fiscal crises, Richard Ravitch

So much to do : a full life of business, politics, and confronting fiscal crises, Richard Ravitch

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So much to do : a full life of business, politics, and confronting fiscal crises
Title
So much to do
Title remainder
a full life of business, politics, and confronting fiscal crises
Statement of responsibility
Richard Ravitch
Title variation
Full life of business, politics, and confronting fiscal crises
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every city and every state needs a Richard Ravitch. In sixty years on the job, whether working in business or government, he was the man willing to tackle some of the most complex challenges facing New York. Trained as a lawyer, he worked briefly for the House of Representatives, then began his career in his family's construction business. He built high-profile projects like the Whitney Museum and Citicorp Center but his primary energy was devoted to building over 40,000 units of affordable housing including the first racially integrated apartment complex in Washington, D.C. He dealt with architects, engineers, lawyers, bureaucrats, politicians, union leaders, construction workers, bankers, and tenants-virtually all of the people who make cities and states work. It was no surprise that those endeavors ultimately led to a life of public service. In 1975, Ravitch was asked by then New York Governor Hugh Carey to arrange a rescue of the New York State Urban Development Corporation, a public entity that had issued bonds to finance over 30,000 affordable housing units but was on the verge of bankruptcy. That same year, Ravitch was at Carey's side when New York City's biggest banks said they would no longer underwrite its debt and he became instrumental to averting the city's bankruptcy. Throughout his career, Ravitch divided his time between public service and private enterprise. He was chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 1979 to 1983 and is generally credited with rebuilding the system. He turned around the Bowery Savings Bank, chaired a commission that rewrote the Charter of the City of New York, served on two Presidential Commissions, and became chief labor negotiator for Major League Baseball. Then, in 2008, after Governor Eliot Spitzer resigned in a prostitution scandal and New York State was in a post-financial-crisis meltdown, Spitzer's successor, David Paterson, appointed Ravitch Lieutenant Governor and asked him to make recommendations regarding the state's budgeting plan. What Ravitch found was the result of not just the economic downturn but years of fiscal denial. And the closer he looked, the clearer it became that the same thing was happening in most states. Budgetary pressures from Medicaid, pension promises to public employees, and deceptive budgeting and borrowing practices are crippling our states' ability to do what only they can do--invest in the physical and human infrastructure the country needs to thrive. Making this case is Ravitch's current public endeavor and it deserves immediate attention from both public officials and private citizens"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10307831
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
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Ravitch, Richard
Dewey number
  • 974.7/043092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F125.3.R38
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ravitch, Richard
  • Lieutenant governors
  • Businessmen
  • Political consultants
  • Finance, Public
  • U.S. states
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (N.Y.)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a full life of business, politics, and confronting fiscal crises
Label
So much to do : a full life of business, politics, and confronting fiscal crises, Richard Ravitch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- One Brick at a Time -- Governor Rockefeller's Xanadu -- City on the Brink -- New York and America after the Storm -- Guns, Wolves, and Stainless Steel : Rebuilding the MTA -- On the Public-Private Seesaw -- Becoming Lieutenant Governor -- The Great Shell Game : Facing the New York State Budget -- One Country : Recognizing the State Budget Crisis
Control code
1017631
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610390910
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781610390910
Label
So much to do : a full life of business, politics, and confronting fiscal crises, Richard Ravitch
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- One Brick at a Time -- Governor Rockefeller's Xanadu -- City on the Brink -- New York and America after the Storm -- Guns, Wolves, and Stainless Steel : Rebuilding the MTA -- On the Public-Private Seesaw -- Becoming Lieutenant Governor -- The Great Shell Game : Facing the New York State Budget -- One Country : Recognizing the State Budget Crisis
Control code
1017631
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610390910
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781610390910

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