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Abstract

This article is a book review of "The Streets Were Paved With Gold" authored by Ken Auletta. The book covers New York City's financial difficulties in the 70's and warns that the crisis still exists. While the review is generally positive, it does note the book's failure to analyze some of the deeper reasons behind the financial crisis. The article also calls for further decentralization of the political process and the establishment of new forms of citizen participation in decision making which would lead to a more viable economy.

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