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William J. Stern.

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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Barriers to Building
  • Why Gotham’s Developers Don’t Develop City Journal, Autumn 2000


  • Business and Economy
  • Restoring the Opportunity City City Journal, Winter 1998
  • Do What I Say, Not What I Do City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Kamikaze Budgeting City Journal, Spring 1998
  • The Goo Goos Don't Get It! City Journal, Spring 1997
  • The Wrong Prescription for Upstate City Journal, Spring 2000
  • The Council Flunks Econ 101 City Journal, Winter 2002


  • Children and Family
  • Once We Knew How to Rescue Poor Kids City Journal, Autumn 1998


  • Culture and Society
  • Defining Diversity Down City Journal, Autumn 1996


  • Economic Development
  • Coliseum on the Charles City Journal, Summer 1995
  • Getting Economic Development Backward City Journal, Winter 1995
  • Mayor Giuliani’s Economic Wrong Turn City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Restoring the Opportunity City City Journal, Winter 1998
  • The Council Flunks Econ 101 City Journal, Winter 2002


  • Ethnicity
  • How Dagger John Saved New York’s Irish City Journal, Spring 1997
  • Blacks vs. Latinos City Journal, Summer 2001


  • Faith Based Programs
  • Once We Knew How to Rescue Poor Kids City Journal, Autumn 1998
  • How Dagger John Saved New York’s Irish City Journal, Spring 1997


  • Government Reform
  • C'mon, Governor Pataki, Lead City Journal, Autumn 1995
  • Empire State Perestroika City Journal, Winter 1995
  • Give ‘Em the Ax City Journal, Spring 1997
  • Restoring the Opportunity City City Journal, Winter 1998
  • The Goo Goos Don't Get It! City Journal, Spring 1997


  • History
  • How Dagger John Saved New York’s Irish City Journal, Spring 1997
  • Once We Knew How to Rescue Poor Kids City Journal, Autumn 1998


  • Housing and Redevelopment
  • A New Lease on Ineptitude City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Sorry, Charlie City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Why Gotham’s Developers Don’t Develop City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The Unexpected Lessons of Times Square’s Comeback City Journal, Autumn 1999


  • Law Enforcement
  • The Unexpected Lessons of Times Square’s Comeback City Journal, Autumn 1999


  • Media
  • A New Lease on Ineptitude City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Kamikaze Budgeting City Journal, Spring 1998


  • National Politics
  • Defining Diversity Down City Journal, Autumn 1996


  • New York City
  • Mayor Giuliani’s Economic Wrong Turn City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Give ‘Em the Ax City Journal, Spring 1997
  • How Dagger John Saved New York’s Irish City Journal, Spring 1997
  • A New Lease on Ineptitude City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Sorry, Charlie City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Restoring the Opportunity City City Journal, Winter 1998
  • Do What I Say, Not What I Do City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Kamikaze Budgeting City Journal, Spring 1998
  • The Goo Goos Don't Get It! City Journal, Spring 1997
  • Why Gotham’s Developers Don’t Develop City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Once We Knew How to Rescue Poor Kids City Journal, Autumn 1998
  • The Council Flunks Econ 101 City Journal, Winter 2002
  • The New York Democrats’ Real Problem City Journal, Winter 2002
  • The Unexpected Lessons of Times Square’s Comeback City Journal, Autumn 1999


  • New York State
  • A New Lease on Ineptitude City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Sorry, Charlie City Journal, Summer 1997
  • A Tale of Two Elections City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Kamikaze Budgeting City Journal, Spring 1998
  • Small Compensation City Journal, Autumn 1996
  • The Wrong Prescription for Upstate City Journal, Spring 2000
  • The New York Democrats’ Real Problem City Journal, Winter 2002
  • Why New York Democrats Love Hilary City Journal, Summer 2000
  • There They Go Again City Journal, Spring 1996
  • Spitzer’s Double Standard City Journal, Winter 2004
  • Abuse of Authority City Journal, Spring 2004


  • NYC Economy
  • Mayor Giuliani’s Economic Wrong Turn City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Restoring the Opportunity City City Journal, Winter 1998
  • Do What I Say, Not What I Do City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Kamikaze Budgeting City Journal, Spring 1998
  • The Goo Goos Don't Get It! City Journal, Spring 1997
  • Why Gotham’s Developers Don’t Develop City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The Council Flunks Econ 101 City Journal, Winter 2002
  • The Unexpected Lessons of Times Square’s Comeback City Journal, Autumn 1999


  • NYC Politics
  • Give ‘Em the Ax City Journal, Spring 1997
  • A New Lease on Ineptitude City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Sorry, Charlie City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Kamikaze Budgeting City Journal, Spring 1998
  • The Council Flunks Econ 101 City Journal, Winter 2002
  • The New York Democrats’ Real Problem City Journal, Winter 2002


  • NYS Politics
  • Give ‘Em the Ax City Journal, Spring 1997
  • A New Lease on Ineptitude City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Sorry, Charlie City Journal, Summer 1997
  • A Tale of Two Elections City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Kamikaze Budgeting City Journal, Spring 1998
  • Small Compensation City Journal, Autumn 1996
  • The Oops Effect City Journal, Summer 1999
  • Why New York Democrats Love Hilary City Journal, Summer 2000
  • There They Go Again City Journal, Spring 1996
  • Spitzer’s Double Standard City Journal, Winter 2004
  • Abuse of Authority City Journal, Spring 2004


  • Philanthropy
  • How Dagger John Saved New York’s Irish City Journal, Spring 1997
  • Sorry, Charlie City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Once We Knew How to Rescue Poor Kids City Journal, Autumn 1998


  • Political Correctness
  • Defining Diversity Down City Journal, Autumn 1996


  • Politics
  • Defining Diversity Down City Journal, Autumn 1996
  • A Tale of Two Elections City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Kamikaze Budgeting City Journal, Spring 1998
  • Small Compensation City Journal, Autumn 1996
  • The Goo Goos Don't Get It! City Journal, Spring 1997
  • The Oops Effect City Journal, Summer 1999
  • Blacks vs. Latinos City Journal, Summer 2001
  • The Council Flunks Econ 101 City Journal, Winter 2002
  • The New York Democrats’ Real Problem City Journal, Winter 2002
  • Why New York Democrats Love Hilary City Journal, Summer 2000
  • There They Go Again City Journal, Spring 1996


  • Poverty
  • Once We Knew How to Rescue Poor Kids City Journal, Autumn 1998


  • Quality of Life
  • The Unexpected Lessons of Times Square’s Comeback City Journal, Autumn 1999


  • Race
  • Blacks vs. Latinos City Journal, Summer 2001


  • Race and Ethnicity
  • How Dagger John Saved New York’s Irish City Journal, Spring 1997
  • Blacks vs. Latinos City Journal, Summer 2001


  • Race Issues
  • Blacks vs. Latinos City Journal, Summer 2001


  • Race Relations
  • The New York Democrats’ Real Problem City Journal, Winter 2002


  • Regulation
  • A New Lease on Ineptitude City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Restoring the Opportunity City City Journal, Winter 1998
  • Small Compensation City Journal, Autumn 1996
  • Why Gotham’s Developers Don’t Develop City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The Unexpected Lessons of Times Square’s Comeback City Journal, Autumn 1999


  • Religion
  • How Dagger John Saved New York’s Irish City Journal, Spring 1997


  • Taxes and Budget
  • Mayor Giuliani’s Economic Wrong Turn City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Give ‘Em the Ax City Journal, Spring 1997
  • A Tale of Two Elections City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Debt & New York's Public Authorities: Borrowing Like There's No Tomorrow Civic Report, January 1998
  • Do What I Say, Not What I Do City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Kamikaze Budgeting City Journal, Spring 1998
  • Small Compensation City Journal, Autumn 1996
  • The Goo Goos Don't Get It! City Journal, Spring 1997
  • The Oops Effect City Journal, Summer 1999
  • The Wrong Prescription for Upstate City Journal, Spring 2000
  • The Council Flunks Econ 101 City Journal, Winter 2002
  • Abuse of Authority City Journal, Spring 2004


  • Urban Issues
  • Why Gotham’s Developers Don’t Develop City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • There They Go Again City Journal, Spring 1996


  • Welfare
  • Once We Knew How to Rescue Poor Kids City Journal, Autumn 1998


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