Lessons in liberalism from New York's left turn

New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, promises to tackle the city's growing inequality by taxing the ultra-rich. Australian politicians should take note of the huge support for his liberal agenda.

Bill de Blasio is the first Democrat to be elected Mayor of New York since 1994. But what is most significant about his election is that de Blasio is an unashamed progressive – or in the old lexicon, a liberal.

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