New York mayor slams inequality and calls for sharing the wealth

On 10 January, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio gave a rousing speech outlining his plans for the year ahead. It included many bread and butter social democratic proposals that most Europeans take for granted, such as statutory paid vacation for private-sector workers and access to medical services for those without private health insurance.

But it was his criticism of the city’s wealth distribution that got the most coverage.

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