Q: What’s the biggest economic issue right now? A: There’s this fundamental belief by a lot of New Yorkers that the system is: number one, rigged; and number two, rigged against them. The economy hasn’t worked for them for a long time. Why is that? Over the past 30 years, we’ve been investing more in shareholders. If a company wants to get its share price up, it cuts costs, and, unfortunately, employees are now being seen as a cost center.