Has that even been considered or is it just not possible without being outrageously expensive and shutting down the line for an extended period of time? Galbraith believes America must transition from a private production economy to a public investment economy. You can get PTACs anywhere. Even if you car is an old “rust bucket” you pay someone else to drive it for you so that you can do something else. Public Squalor, Private Affluence? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ), or people who couldn’t get better private-sector work – and this is particularly acute at the management level, especially senior management, since the best managers can leak to the private sector and get better pay there. Folks in Seattle are increasingly moving towards heat pumps, since they are fairly cost effective, given the moderate temperatures and relatively low cost of electricity. I don’t know how this will change anytime soon, unfortunately. Meanwhile compensation for new employees choosing between the public and private sectors is indeed uncompetitive, especially if those new employees are uncertain whether they’ll stay long enough to qualify for any pension at all. Manhattan in most cases relies on nearby property owners to adequately light the street. Line 6 is certainly better looking and better maintained (wouldn’t mind rubber tyres…) but it’s not like the L is totally dilapidated. This is of course only partly true; we can be proud of many of our public services. I don’t want to think about living in Miami without air conditioning. Not “any in the U. S.”, but any in the world. In Finland there was a reluctancy to change anything at all – since they feared all changes would be part of the ‘russification’ of the country. That is a big part of the problem. Americans dismiss New York and Boston too often as Not Real America, but they’re both excellent examples of how the US differs from Europe. However, its range is very limited. No wonder the MTA remains so devoted to antiquated operating practices. A few decades ago, the primary school teacher would “recommend” wich form of school the child should go to after primary school (4y or 6y in some states). They have big advantages including one external unit servicing several internal units (multiple rooms) and can be distant to the rooms it services (within limits). The American public unis are good, but then your career still depends on whether you managed to get into Berkeley/UMich/UIUC/etc. This goes for various projects around the country. “Public-sector wages are uncompetitive…” Just the other day I was wondering if it was a sign of hard times that movies and television shows seem to be featuring obscenely wealthy people, even more than is usually the case. Every time I visit New York I think about John Kenneth Galbraith’s famous remark about American private affluence and public squalor. There is something called studettes going down to 9 m^2 in the most extreme cases, many inherited from servant attic units built in the Second Empire and Belle Epoque. Over a decade of work has given two lines, totaling just 42 km. That makes the economics of transportation different. It’s true that if one rents a car (for out-of-city trips) it comes with a driver, but that’s very different. Rising affluence will generate new sources of private capital to finance the increasingly voracious appetite of SMEs. And in Mediterranean Europe, people who earn Parisian or Southern German incomes have air conditioning. Posted on March 1, 2005 by Mark Bahnisch. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. In Public Affluence, Private Squalor, Mark Paul and Micah Weinberg examine the roots of California’s pension crisis and the legal obstacles to reform. It is really the wrong tool though; a swamp cooler (or evaporative air conditioner) makes way more sense. For three, in the snow, Cambridge becomes mostly impassable to pedestrians, and while Paris does not get serious enough snow for shoveling to ever be a big issue, Stockholm does and the sidewalks in Central Stockholm are shoveled just fine. Get our newsletter in your inbox twice a week. By the early 20th century, Finland did not have the wealth or health outcomes of Sweden. I’m curious what your thoughts and perspective are. I’m saying this knowing the comparative income levels of Berlin and Paris, and perhaps it’s unfair, but from what I’ve seen, it’s fairly easy to compare France and Germany, their relative levels of public and private affluence are similar. It’s not quite like only middle class people go to a Gymnasium, then. Years later I went back to community college. I can’t imagine how grade separation seems “reasonable” for Indian traffic or infrastructure. In India labor is still cheap enough that if you are in the middle class you don’t have a drivers license – you have a car but you pay somebody else to drive it for you. In my experience this is true with technical or program staff but absolutely not the case with staff that manage contracts, procurement, etc. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This is simply untrue. Metro ridership is about 400,000 per day, which is impressive, but there are almost 50,000 new vehicles *per month* registered in Bangalore! Public-sector wages are uncompetitive, so workers are either nerds with particular personal or social interest in the field (sanitation, public transit, etc. Lots of people pursue a college degree without any real plan. No one needs a spotlight in their window on a quiet residential street. Then, these recommendations were binding. Even in the transportation sector the head of Alstom is making $700k, or 80% over the head of RATP. Cambridge actually has one of the best illumination standards in the country, and they actually care about things like measuring the lumens at the center-point of a crosswalk to determine if it is proper. Wait times went up. Unsurprisingly the toll road got clogged up like every other part of Mumbai almost immediately. by Ed Kilgore, August 9th, 2010 11:30 AM EST This item by Ed Kilgore was first published on August 3, 2010. Squalor and incompetence feed each other. Tax Forum: overcoming private affluence and public squalor October 3, 2011 3.39pm EDT. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that countries with more income mobility and less persistent poverty – for examples, Canada, Australia, and the Nordic countries – do not determine people’s careers by how they did at 18 at the university admissions the way the US, UK, and France do. Not just billboards, but in particular something we had taken as normal: the huge amount of overhead wires, utility poles and such. The L’s problem isn’t just age, but mismanagement of maintenance. About 10% of students are in private schools, but the public school districts are segregated geographically, and so you have the phenomenon of people moving to a “better” school district — so it’s nominally public, but it’s not a public realm open to everyone. For what its worth, people were buying PTACs in Seattle a while back, to deal with one of the rare heat waves. There is life west of Ninth Avenue. One thing I would add in terms of incompetence of public employees in the US, is related to the fact that state capitols are all located far from major metros (Albany-NYC, Sacramento-SF/LA, Springfield-Chicago, etc etc) and are generally not great places to live for an ambitious person. Is the public sector really bereft of low-skill work? A good example of this is the Veterans Administration. Cf. Even if you go to a “lesser school”, you will probably be fine. Veterans Affairs backlog, plastics to be purified from the rivers, homes to be built. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today, from as little as $3. Here’s what we know. 20. To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. For example, in NRW Gymnasien have 511k students, Realschulen have 210k, Hauptschulen 63k, all others together 166k. If the head of RATP were making 1M euro plus I could see the competitiveness argument, but that isn’t the case. I think a useful and pervasive transit system would improve the cities enormously. In San Francisco salary and benefits for city workers averages $175,004, even though median household income in the city, fueled by the tech boom, is just $96,265. There is plenty of work we can easily identify. Pensions make up for low salaries a bit, but they generally have long vesting times, and offering low pay up front plus a good pension in a few decades will repel any candidates good enough to think they may eventually have better job opportunities, especially in high-growth fields such as computer programming. They love public failures, since it allows them to push for less public spending, or more privatization of the public spending. IN the 1990s, America became decisively more affluent and so the claim based on the census data that "American standards of living increased markedly" during that decade need not be contested. Technical staff at USAID, CDC, USDA and other agencies I have worked with are very intelligent, motivated and competent. Increasingly, the middle class and higher move between private spaces such as homes, restaurants, and shopping areas, via private transport, spending less and less time in the dirty and pedestrian-unfriendly streets. The pay for managers is even more extraordinary. I don’t want to exaggerate the difference in housing quality – for one, insulation is a lot better in Paris (and Berlin) than in New York and Boston, so the experience of living on the 3rd floor facing a city street is a lot noisier west of the Pond than east of it. There are some blocks in Midtown with just two street lights. Okay, but evidently individual workers who have a choice consistently opt for the private sector. Mass Ave is lit like an NFL stadium – sometimes you cant even find your shadow. American public universities are quite good — it is one of the few things that the U. S. still does really well (that, and basketball). The most common form of aircon is actually a hybrid called “split system” in which the cooling unit/exchanger is externally mounted (not on a window but sometimes below), sometimes on an apartment’s balcony or sometimes on the external wall (depending on building regulations), and copper pipes convey the compressed gas to the internal unit usually wall-mounted high up, though sometimes floor-mounted. As Littlefield notes elsewhere, the compensation/pension structure in the NY public sector today has many “tiers”, where earlier employees are grandfathered into overly generous pension plans while more recent hires get less generous pensions and lower pay. It’s not evident from just reading about the history of the Anglosphere, since Britain took forever to develop its civil service and thus assumes the process would be equally long in South Korea or Finland (“first 500 years are hardest“). I live 100 meters from a Brown Line station. The two most recent managers of the Central Subway project if SF made $207k and $236k base in their final years on the job (salary for the current manager is not available), with total compensation approaching $300k. The biggest factor being the unique geographic constraint of Mumbai compared to other Indian cities which can sprawl without such constraints. Enormous amounts of private capital have been invested in the areas around transit line, in no small part because of the presence of the transit stations. Police say the shooting was "justified. The illumination in Cambridge may have high standards, but in practice the residential streets (Harvard Street, Broadway, etc.) Defenders of the V. A. were seen as big government apologists; opponents were seen as acting in the best interest of the veterans. When I lived in New York, everybody loved to complain about the MTA but very few realized that the MTA was being asked to run a 21st century subway service on a budget. In sum, in the land of plenty private affluence and public squalor go together - a fact powerfully brought out by John Kenneth Galbraith in his book The Affluent Society many decades ago. I would think cities employ lots of janitors, school cafeteria cooks, groundskeepers for parks, customer service reps, etc., with duties similar to the cleaners, cooks, and cashiers you list, plus I do not see the distinction between bus drivers and cab drivers. The low-skill, no-training kind of jobs that proliferate at the bottom of the income distribution – cleaners, dishwashers, cooks, hairdressers, call center workers, cab drivers, cashiers – are rarely public-sector. Its hard to notice because of all the light pollution from the surrounding buildings. Or a building regulation thing? Democrats have taken up the job of governing — often from the middle. Help keep Vox free for all by making a contribution today. Yeah, but my point is that you can get into a good state school if you do well in that state’s junior college. But the subway system is appalling, the worst I … But jobs, those are far more scarce. Why is the U.S. unwilling to pay for good public transportation? AROUND 70 per cent of the communal rubbish bins on our streets are defective, according to a survey recently carried out by the MCHA. If the transit system becomes more efficient and comfortable than driving, could there be a sudden reversal in these attitudes? It requires political will, and often a good model – I suspect Finland was able to develop good government so quickly because it consciously imitated Swedish governance. Walking around Bernauer Strasse (let alone Neukölln, one of inner Berlin’s poorest neighborhoods), one never gets the feeling the area is as well-off as Nation, which is itself lower middle-class by Parisian standards. Instead of being unable to have a conversation when you’re a block away and the train runs by you can hear the person across the street without a problem. The structure is wide here (because it used to have 4 lines) and as the train moves through the curves one can see the outer sides of it from track level. Given limited resources, totally replacing the structures for cosmetic reasons seems like a low priority. This does not seem uncompetitive. Visit the home of a middle-class person in the city. The economist JK Galbraith coined the phrase “private affluence and public squalor” over 50 years ago, to describe the difference between privately owned resources and publicly maintained facilities. What astonishes the contemporary reader is, first of all, that a genuine, independent intellectual like Galbraith was permitted to serve in government, let alone become the confidant of presidents. I can name multiple national Republicans who became nationally famous by saying no to spending, and not a single Democrat who became nationally famous by successfully pushing through a major government program, such statewide universal health care or a green transition. 2. And they ain’t cheap if even if you do have a sleeve in the wall. …which 23-year-old management consultants do you know who make $150,000? Posted on 16th August 2014 by Tony Davenport August 16, 2014. Most importantly: a privately-wealthy society, even if not too unequal, can be publicly-poor – “private affluence and public squalor” is how John Kenneth Galbraith described Western societies in his book the Affluent Society (published in 1958). Europeans have televisions and fast Internet connections for cheaper prices than in the US. It’s loud. Leader: Private affluence, public squalor Britain's surging rail fares inadvertently subsidise foreign governments, while austerity renders our infrastructure inadequate. Hygge, a culture of coziness that has taken over the self-care space, is Scandinavia’s specialty. The comparison should not be average to average, but job description to job description, especially for office jobs, where it’s much easier to move between the public and private sectors. But people who migrated from the East Coast (as well as some who didn’t) just buy what they know, so they end up with a unit better suited for a humid climate. There's power in understanding. They are gaining some traction, but they are significantly more expensive than window package units. Well, New York also pays about 1.5 times as much for subway operations as Paris and 7 times as much for construction… there’s a big difference between American and French taxation levels, but the extra money goes to welfare, not infrastructure or health care or education. Of course it also means that if mass transit was useful the middle class would be more inclined to use it – between not being stuck in traffic (this implies that in India transit must be fully grade separated to be useful – given the traffic there I think this is reasonable) and the fact that they don’t have a culture of enjoying driving: a good transit system could take over. If the issue is what project managers get paid, I am still looking for the private sector comparison. Despite many major metro areas in India building rapid transit systems at different stages of construction, the rate of highway expansion is much faster. Frank Stilwell, University of Sydney. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_conditioning#Split_systems. Even today there is a degree of coordination between Finland and Sweden when new laws are introduced – since swedish is one of the two official languages of Finland this process is quite easy to cary out. Construction on the major rebuild of the North Side Main Line started a few weeks ago. Handle: RePEc:cvs:starer:92-15. as Download full text from publisher. There is only one rational conclusion IMHO. India has a lot of class segregation, no? Get PDF (173 KB) Abstract. Most Americans have central air conditioning. “In India labor is still cheap enough that if you are in the middle class you don’t have a drivers license – you have a car but you pay somebody else to drive it for you.” This might have been true 20 years ago (when far fewer people had cars). Aside from the very nicely maintained roads, one of the things we noticed was the lack of roadside clutter. Sure, and Germany literally provides segregated public education (“Gymnasium”) for the middle class and a smattering of poor kids who impress their primary school teachers. If that is something tenants want, they must buy and install the units themselves. "Private Affluence, Public Squalor," Working Papers 92-15, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University. Car travel will never be able to serve everyone efficiently in these very large and dense cities. Worse, public transit in the United States has the reputation of a social service. This has since been criticised, because it had the effect that “rich” families send their children to Gymnasium regardless of recommendation and many poorer families choose a less academic focused school. Yeah, it is a climate thing. They are focused on that big payoff, and don’t realize that sometimes even Ivy league graduates don’t make much money. I know two junior NYCT planners who (per See Through NY) make about $60k/year, not counting benefits; occasional commenter Subutay Musluoglu, who recently took a high position at Metro-North after decades working in cartography and infrastructure consulting, makes $77k. Galbraith noticed that privately owned resources were generally clean and … A more recent image is diametrically opposed to this and emphasizes the affluence of later life. These are both within range of the SFMTA manager salaries I give above and plenty of private sector projects worth hundreds of millions are supervised by these positions. But finding a way to a conclusion starts with the recognition that the biggest problems most people face are essentially public and social in nature, and need solutions that match. But there are millions of people who have lived productive, fulfilled, well compensated lives after going to UC-Santa Cruz or Cal State Fullerton. But it is true that this did not happen in Finland. So, don’t blame growth, blame the state’s inability to deliver public services, especially in remote tribal areas, where the police and forest officers tend to be rapacious. There is impressive new residential construction. There’s perhaps an analog of private affluence and public squalor, in which Americans are individually diligent and collectively lazy. Standard-gauge metros for the middle class, broad-gauge suburban rail for the poor, with no integration between the two. 1. Mumbai did pass zoning reform last year, but construction rates are still not great – I think 5/1,000 people per year, i.e. Europeans have televisions and fast Internet connections for cheaper prices than in the US. Over time, it became easier to switch school types towards Gymnasium for students of the “lesser” schools. It looks like Line 6 had to be closed for 3 months this past summer for maintenance, and that will be repeated next year. Roads to pave, and records to convert to electronic. But it’s not just politicians and their political appointees – there’s punch-clock behavior and agency turf battles below that level. In general, Indian road networks are much less dense than in true car-oriented cities like in North America, and that seems unlikely to change. Just the other day I was wondering if it was a sign of hard times that movies and television shows seem to be featuring obscenely wealthy people, even more than is usually the case. Fundamentally, the US needs to let go of the idea that the public is inferior to the private. PTACs are a New York thing, but putting window ACs in old houses rather than central air is common enough in Cambridge I saw it at a house near Harvard Square. Vox answers your most important questions and gives you clear information to help make sense of an increasingly chaotic world. Public squalor is a choice the US makes every day that it can stop making. (The US is in a similar situation with transit not being able to serve most people’s needs, although this is primarily because of low urban densities, rather than a historic lack of large-scale transit spending). Broken down bin. This is not even just public transportation – my recollection of the handful of times I’ve found myself in a taxi in Paris is that it’s a much more pleasant experience than the potholed American streets I’ve taken taxis or ridden with other people on. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. ‘Enskiftet’ was not a land reform in that sense, it did not affect how much land each inividual owned – it only redistributed the various lots. Split systems were invented by the Japanese in the 70s and rapidly displaced window units (and ducted air for most domestic installations). https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/the-executive-financial-class-the-political-union-class-and-the-serfs-redux/, “In 1969, according to the BEA data, the average person working in Downstate New York (NYC plus Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties) earned $57,613 (adjusted for inflation into $2016) if they worked in the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate sector, $56,546 if the worked in the rest of the private sector, and $65,211 if they worked in state and local government. But they still went ahead to build the Worli sealink bypass in the name of relieving congestion. I do think you might wish to pick a different example for public service effectiveness than health care, as life expectancy differences can be explained quite well by the differences in obesity rates. Finally, you mentioned the disparity being greatest at the highest level, but I showed that the head of RATP is only making about 50% more than US equivalents. Not a societal good in and of itself, but a private good. Allow veterans to see private doctors or nurses. Because they want it that way, because that’s what people see. where one is allowed to mount the external unit of a split system?). America's biggest economic dilemma: private affluence amid public squalor, The $124 billion Supreme Court case that could throw the housing market into turmoil, explained. 2. There are schools to improve & bridges to repair. I did well at that level, and managed to get into the University of Washington, one of the best universities in the world (although not that good at basketball). After many cycles of this they’re now up to six tiers for most NY state agencies. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. But it’s much more glaring in public transit than on roads, because public transit inherently requires more public competence. The people I talk to in New York and Boston are sharp and informed and often difficult to keep up with because of how much they understand that I don’t, and for the most part I get the impression that they don’t think their colleagues are morons. To some extent, this is – but it’s not just about trash. Work exists everywhere. Mysterious monoliths are appearing across the world. Then you have Delhi which is expanding it’s metro at a more rapid pace, but due to the heavy sprawling nature of Delhi metro, the ridership/km is getting worse with each new line addition. The administrative side does a great job of living up to stereotypes about paper pushers and time servers. Private Affluence, Public Squalor. 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