The combination of rising property values and billowing police budgets have transformed New York City since the 1970s. Now, movements to defund the police are coalescing with calls to cancel rent.
Francisco Pérez is a solidarity economy activist, educator, and researcher currently pursuing a PhD in economics at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He is the director of the Center for Popular Economics, a nonprofit collective of political economists. Follow him @Platanomics