From Debt to Despotism: The Lesson of the Christie Takeover

Chris Christie’s takeover of Atlantic City shows the path from debt to despotism. Atlantic City has a city mayor who was elected by the people. He is still in office. But it is questionable how much power he has now. The state executive is taking over the city. Reportedly, “officials stopped short” of calling it a “takeover,” but Newser.com uses that terminology and so did a headline at NJ.com, until word “takeover” was replaced with “emergency plan.” Perhaps all such references Read more […]