Lynne A. Weikart


On her book Follow the Money: Who Controls New York City Mayors?

Cover Interview of October 20, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“I examine each New York City mayor since the Great Depression who faced fiscal difficulties.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“What goes on between the financial elites who control the nation’s purse strings and the political leaders elected by us, the citizens of New York City?”

On the second:

“Follow the Money explores the choices facing mayors La Guardia, Beame, Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, and Bloomberg, the current mayor. Each of them faced fiscal difficulty, and all were pressured by financial elites to give up their own priorities and agree to the priorities of the financial elites.”