Op eds, columns and letters

Budget Busters

September 18, 2011. A letter by James Parrott, New York Post.… (read more)

Can Obama’s Plan Erase New York’s Jobs Deficit?

September 14, 2011. An article by James Parrott, FPI’s deputy director and chief economist, who writes regularly for Gotham Gazette’s Economy section. Article >>(read more)

Budget Cuts Could Strangle Sputtering Recovery

June 20, 2011. An article by James Parrott, FPI’s deputy director and chief economist, who writes regularly for Gotham Gazette’s Economy section.… (read more)

Issue Spotlight: Pensions

May 9, 2011. A brief prepared statement from FPI’s Frank Mauro, who was part of a forum on public sector pensions. The Capitol.… (read more)

Cuomo’s austerity budget will kill N.Y. jobs: Why not tax the top 5% instead of slashing services?

February 24, 2011. An op ed by Frank Mauro and James Parrott, New York Daily News.… (read more)

FPI responds to the Partnership report: Can New York Depend on a “Millionaire’s Tax” to Solve the Budget Crisis?

February 14, 2011. The personal income tax (PIT) surcharge should be continued. It is not onerous, and it is offset by federal tax cuts. Moreover, unemployment is projected to stay above 7 percent until 2014; budget cuts worsen unemployment and the adversity experienced by many families in a weak economy. New York needs a balanced approach to balancing the budget, one that looks also at the revenue side, rather than relying too heavily on the cutting side. Brief >>(read more)

Make Wall Street Pay

February 7, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, New York Times. Part of “Room for Debate” – Will City Pensions Be Cut?(read more)

Fiscal Reality: Real Solutions for New York’s Budget Crisis

January 19, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Indypendent.… (read more)

As Incomes Gap Widens, New York Grows Apart

January 18, 2011. An article by James Parrott, FPI’s deputy director and chief economist, who writes regularly for Gotham Gazette’s Economy section. Article >>(read more)

Wall St. Wealthy Must Do Part: Budget Cuts Alone Won’t Solve State’s Problems

January 14, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Chief-Leader.… (read more)