William J. Stern is a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal and writes widely on economic issues and New York politics.
Aside from his work in City Journal, Mr. Stern has also written for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsday, and Albany Times-Union.
In addition to his writing, Mr. Stern served as Campaign Chairman for Mario Cuomo’s 1982 campaign for governor and then on Governor Cuomo’s transition Committee. From 1983 to 1985, he was Chairman and Chief Executive of the New York State Urban Development Corporation. Prior to his involvement in New York State Government, Mr. Stern founded and ran his own computer business in New York City. Since selling his business, he has been a private investor.
Mr. Stern, a native of Harlem, traveled just a couple of blocks south to earn his B.A. from Columbia College. He currently lives in New York City.
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- New York Pols vs. Bushs Tax Plan, 12 January 2005
- Questionable Authorities, 22 July 2004
- Abuse of Authority, Spring 2004
- Spitzers Next Target, 28 January 2004
- Spitzers Double Standard, Winter 2004
- What Gangs of New York Misses, 14 January 2003
- The New York Democrats’ Real Problem, Winter 2002
- The Council Flunks Econ 101, Winter 2002
- Blacks vs. Latinos, Summer 2001
- Why Gothams Developers Dont Develop, Autumn 2000
- Why New York Democrats Love Hilary, Summer 2000
- The Wrong Prescription for Upstate, Spring 2000
- A Tale of Two Elections, Winter 2000
- Do What I Say, Not What I Do, Winter 2000
- The Unexpected Lessons of Times Squares Comeback, Autumn 1999
- The Oops Effect, Summer 1999
- Once We Knew How to Rescue Poor Kids, Autumn 1998
- Kamikaze Budgeting, Spring 1998
- Restoring the Opportunity City, Winter 1998
- A New Lease on Ineptitude, Summer 1997
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