It is Time to Apply the Fifth Amendment to Losses Suffered by Business Owners and Workers
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — February 22, 2021 — State officials have been hiding behind a fiction that businesses are shuttered and people are out of work because of a pandemic. This is only partly true. Businesses are shuttered and workers are out of work because of government ordered lockdowns. This is no different than the government effectively seizing one’s property without …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanIt is Time to Apply the Fifth Amendment to Losses Suffered by Business Owners and Workers
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

More Than a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage, the Nation Needs a Serious Wage Policy
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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  NEWARK, NJ — February 8, 2021 — As part of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, the minimum wage is expected to be raised to $15.00 an hour. Whether this should be part of the relief package is, of course, an open question. Sadly the likelihood of the minimum wage being raised on its own is highly unlikely. It …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanMore Than a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage, the Nation Needs a Serious Wage Policy
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

The Median Voter Theorem May Offer a Better Understanding of Polarization
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — January 13, 2021 — One version of the median voter theorem holds that the greater the distance between the median voter’s income and the average income of society, the greater is the level of income inequality. This model then assumes the remedy to be redistribution, as if to say the more inequality, the more redistribution there will …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanThe Median Voter Theorem May Offer a Better Understanding of Polarization
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Socio-Economic Research Scholar Oren M. Levin-Waldman, Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard, and Yonkers Tribune Publisher/Editor Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level – Wednesday, December 30, 2020 From 10am-12Noon EST

eHezi Budget, Community, COVID-19, Economic Development, Education, Emergency Services, Environmental, Finance, Governance, History, Housing, Law, Mt. Vernon, National, New York State, People, Political Analysis, Politics, SocioEconomics, Technology, Westchester County, NY, Yonkers, NY Leave a Comment

Listeners Are Welcome to Participate When Staying on Topic The CALL-IN number is 347-205-9201 Listen to this broadcast “Live” or “On Demand” via the Internet … http://tobtr.com/s/11864933 MOUNT VERNON, NY; NEWARK, NJ; and YONKERS, NY — December 30, 2020 — Socio-Economic Research Scholar Oren M. Levin-Waldman opens the broadcast day in discussion of his most recent essay, “The Congress That …

eHeziSocio-Economic Research Scholar Oren M. Levin-Waldman, Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard, and Yonkers Tribune Publisher/Editor Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level – Wednesday, December 30, 2020 From 10am-12Noon EST

The Congress That Couldn’t Care Less About the Public
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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  NEWARK, NJ — December 29, 2020 — There are a couple of models of representation. The first model is where the elected representative, say a member of Congress, serves as an agent. Here the representative listens to her constituents and votes in accordance with their wishes. The second model is that of a trustee, whereby the representative does not …

eHeziThe Congress That Couldn’t Care Less About the Public
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Oren M. Levin-Waldman, Socio-Economic Research Scholar, Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Mount Vernon, NY Mayor, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher on Westchester On the Level – Wednesday, December 16, 2020th from 10am-12Noon EST

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Listeners are welcome to share their perspective or make inquiry when on topic by  calling 1-347-205-9201 Computer access to Wednesday’s broadcast “Live” or “On Demand” is accomplished via the following hyperlink …  http://tobtr.com/s/11863011 MOUNT VERNON, NY; NEWARK, NJ; and YONKERS, NY — December 16, 2020 — Prof. Oren M. Levin-Waldman, Socio-Economic Research Scholar initiates discussion with respecthis most recent essay, …

eHeziOren M. Levin-Waldman, Socio-Economic Research Scholar, Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Mount Vernon, NY Mayor, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher on Westchester On the Level – Wednesday, December 16, 2020th from 10am-12Noon EST

The 2016 Election Was No Aberration
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ and YONKERS, NY — December 14, 2020 — In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, there is a question that looms large. Was the 2016 election an aberration? Or did it reflect growing anger over stagnant wages, lost jobs and the  dislocation arising from globalism? If the former, then 2020 is simply a return to normal. But …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanThe 2016 Election Was No Aberration
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Red States Cannot See Wage Inequality in the Same Way that Blue States Can
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — November 30, 2020 — I have written in this space in the past about how polarization in America is really about a tale of two economies and their respective labor markets. This division, of course, has created a prism through which each approaches policy. Therefore, it would come as no great secret that blue state economies would …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanRed States Cannot See Wage Inequality in the Same Way that Blue States Can
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Bad Polling Can Also Be a Form of Voter Suppression
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NY — November 17, 2020 — We have heard a lot in recent years about voter suppression. Voter ID laws, for example, are an effort to suppress the vote. Because poor people may not have driver’s licenses, especially minorities, a requirement to acquire a picture ID only erects an obstacle to voting, thereby suppressing the vote. Even if states …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanBad Polling Can Also Be a Form of Voter Suppression
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Mayor’s Column for the Week of November 16, 2020
By MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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BRONXVILLE, NY — November 17, 2020 — As the holiday season fast approaches, our merchants need resident support more than ever.  Local patronage not only adds to much needed sales but sends an equally important message to our merchants that their presence in the Village is valued and appreciated.   Bronxville has one of the highest concentrations of locally owned …

eHeziMayor’s Column for the Week of November 16, 2020
By MARY MARVIN, Esq.