So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises

So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises

by Richard Ravitch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610390927
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Richard Ravitch has been chairman of the New York State Urban Development Corporation, chairman of HRH Construction Corporation, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, chairman of the Bowery Savings Bank, lieutenant governor of the State of New York, and co-chair, with Paul Volcker, of the task force on the state budget crisis. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

1 Beginnings 1

2 One Brick at a Time 21

3 Governor Rockefeller's Xanadu 45

4 City on the Brink 71

5 New York and America After the Storm 101

6 Guns, Wolves, and Stainless Steel: Rebuilding the MTA 121

7 On the Public-Private Seesaw 161

8 Becoming Lieutenant Governor 181

9 The Great Shell Game: Facing the New York State Budget 203

10 One Country: Recognizing the State Budget Crisis 225

Postscript 241

Acknowledgments 243

Index 245

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