The New Chicago Way

Lessons from Other Big Cities

Ed Bachrach Austin Berg

The New Chicago Way

Lessons from Other Big Cities

Ed Bachrach Austin Berg

This book is a thoughtful recitation of the problems of one of our greatest cities. If more intelligent, articulate citizens like Ed Bachrach and Austin Berg would take the time and make the effort to understand and publicize the fiscal realities, we would at least have a chance of finding real public support for solutions. This book is an urgent plea for change. It should be read.

Richard Ravitch, former lieutenant governor of New York

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The New Chicago Way reveals how serious Chicago’s government problems are and how they are related to each other. More important, it provides a comprehensive solution to those problems. It should be read by scholars, public interest groups, and the public.

Dick Simpson, author of The Good Fight: Life Lessons from a Chicago Progressive

Ed Bachrach

Ed Bachrach is the retired CEO of Bachrach Clothing and the founder and president of the Center for Pension Integrity in Chicago. His op-eds have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times.

Austin Berg

Austin Berg, an award-winning writer, is the director of content strategy at the Illinois Policy Institute. He contributes opinion columns to the Illinois News Network and wrote the documentary film Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.

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