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MOUNT VERNON, NY, NEWARK, NJ, and Yonkers, NY — Oren M. Levin-Waldman, faculty member in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark, and Socioeconomic Research Scholar at Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity opens the broadcast day in discussion of his most recent essay: “The Roots of Polarization Lie in the Economy”, which asserts the U.S has long been divided along ideological lines. Republicans and conservatives are to be found disproportionately in what are referred to as “red” states while Democrats and liberals are in what are referred to as “blue” states. Many people infer the nation has been more polarized since the 2016 election, and the 2020 election promises to be no less polarizing, This polarization, however, is rooted in major economic transformations that have been taking place in the global economy. The premise is validate by the article and will be proven in the discussion toward the the essay noted herein. This segment: 10-11am EST.
Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon synopsizes the changing of the guard in Mount Vernon, its impact and prospect on the city’s capacity, as well as its influence on the governance of Westchester County. The November 3rd 2020 General Elections may be a game changer. Does the prospect for change bode well for Mount Vernon? By what basis are those vying to represent Mount Vernonites as their Comptroller be judged? Why is the office of Mount Vernon Comptroller pertinent to the capacity of the city to evolve beyond stagnation? By what means can voters judge how such an individual may be judged competent to practice best practices, and thereby permitting the city to grow, evolve, and flourish? Does the election process permit the public to rid itself of the failed politicians of the past or is the electorate impotent in voting for change? From 11am-12Noon
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