Author Archive

Bryce Covert

is an independent journalist writing about the economy and is a contributor to The New York Times opinion section and The Nation.

Bill de Blasio

Opinion

Corey Johnson’s flimsy excuse for holding up paid vacation

Studies show small businesses can afford to give workers time off.

New York City

Opinion

Expand Fair Fares instead of cops on NYC’s transit system

The $249 million Gov. Andrew Cuomo has found for 500 more police officers should instead be used to make Metrocards affordable.

New York State

Policy

The right way to do economic development

New employers won’t be able to keep growing without a skilled, ready workforce in the area, nor can locals take part in the growth without the credentials to get the jobs, a workforce training center in Buffalo shows the way to solve those problems, writes Bryce Covert.