Dr. Dave Ores
Dr. Dave, as he’s known, has been treating the uninsured people of downtown Manhattan for over a decade, charging patients based on what they can afford rather than what kind of profit he can make–because Dr. Dave, like most thoughtful types, understands that tying the health of one individual to the financial gain of another is a very bad idea. To that end, Dr. Dave has also started a fantastic restaurant workers health union, which allows restaurants to buy in at a reasonable monthly rate to insure all their workers have basic care, in what could be a great local model for taking the profit motives out of health care.
they just lost their lease, and need to find another….preferably in the immediate neighborhood, for not much money…
Mayor Bloomberg is in the picture but there isn’t anything written about him, how come?
His editing staff is still next to impeccable. I think you meant savvy.
In terms of heroes and villains, you have both in what’s going on with the 1-2-3 Community Space. You’ve written about the heroes, but there is also a villain, or rather villains. You can read about them on a blog set up to chronicle the eviction of 1-2-3 by money-grubbing landlords (I know, that’s redundant).
I think Bloomberg is on the cover as he’s referred to in the Reverend Billy editorial.
Thanks GOD this jackass is being called out. I’m glad to see the villains behind the villains called out.
Graydon Carter is a villain because time and age has given him a different perspective in life? Prepare author, for you too will in time (and with age) join the ranks of ‘villains’ everywhere. Unless you’re just so closed minded as to never change.
Also, when does libertarianism == ‘giving up’. That’s just reductionism.
You list Bloomberg as a villain but his traffic doyenne, Sadik-Khan, is a hero. And Billy Talen, no matter how well intentioned, is a clown.