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Future Hindsight is a weekly podcast that takes big ideas about civic life and democracy and turns them into action items for everyday citizens.

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Future Hindsight is a weekly podcast that takes big ideas about civic life and democracy and turns them into action items for everyday citizens.

    Break Up Monopolies: Zephyr Teachout

    Break Up Monopolies: Zephyr Teachout

    Thursday, August 11th, 2022
     
    Zephyr Teachout is Senior Counsel for Economic Justice for the New York Attorney General and law professor at Fordham University. We revisit our conversation with her about her book, Break 'Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money. We discuss how monopolies are deeply anti-democratic, how we can break them up by enforcing existing anti-trust laws, and protect our democracy.
     
    Monopolies are anti-democratic because they have the power to set the terms of interactions, from the pricing of consumer goods to interactions with suppliers and resolving disputes. They exert a form of private governing power and control over citizens within our democracy. Chickenization refers to the ways large poultry distributors subjugate independent chicken farmers who depend on them to bring their chickens to market. These regional monopolies force farmers to use their feed, accept the equivalent of poverty wages, require arbitration contracts, and retaliate against farmers who break the rules. Similarly, delivery apps control restaurants and ride-share apps control taxi drivers.  America has a long history of trust-busting, and anti-monopolism was once a vital facet of American political activism, and it could be again by enforcing existing US antitrust laws. 
     
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    Credits:  Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guest: Zephyr Teachout 
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos 
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 50 min
    Climate Leadership with Vision: Elizabeth Yeampierre

    Climate Leadership with Vision: Elizabeth Yeampierre

    Thursday, August 4th, 2022
     
    Elizabeth Yeampierre is an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader of African and Indigenous ancestry, a national leader in the climate justice movement, and the co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance. She is also the Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community-based organization. 
     
    UPROSE helped the Sunset Park community in Brooklyn lead their efforts against industry city with a vision that reflected community priorities. They preserved the working class character of the neighborhood and prevented displacement, which would have threatened social cohesion. Now, the community and the developers know that an economy built on just relationships is possible.
     
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    Credits: Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guest: Elizabeth Yeampierre
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 42 min
    Making Government Work: Amanda Renteria

    Making Government Work: Amanda Renteria

    Thursday, July 28th, 2022
    Amanda Renteria the CEO of Code for America, an organization of people-centered problem solvers working to improve government in a meaningful way. We discuss making government work better for everyday people by design.
    Good governance starts with getting the basics right, such as delivering clean water to all communities. Making government simple and accessible is also key. Currently it’s so complicated that many people have lost trust in the government's ability to respond to crises. Modernizing systems so that the government reaches folks where they are is an incredibly powerful tool to reimagining trust and rebuilding a government for, and by, us all.
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    Credits: Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guest: Amanda Renteria
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 44 min
    Universal Civic Duty Voting: E.J. Dionne & Miles Rapoport

    Universal Civic Duty Voting: E.J. Dionne & Miles Rapoport

    Thursday, July 21st, 2022
     
    Miles Rapoport and E.J. Dionne are the co-authors of 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting. In a time when the erosion of democracy is real and undisputed, they argue that every adult American citizen should be made to vote. We discuss the big idea at the core of America: democracy!
     
    Democracy itself needs to be on the ballot and the dangers of extremism need to be on the ballot. If we want something close to 100% democracy, we have to abandon the idea that including everyone in the electorate is a partisan effort. It's a myth that if more people vote, Democrats automatically win the election. We had one of the highest turnouts ever during the pandemic because Republican and Democratic officials all over the country made it easier for people to vote. Moreover, 61% of Americans think that voting is both a right and a duty. 



    Read 100% Democracy: https://bookshop.org/books/100-democracy-the-case-for-universal-voting/
     
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    Credits: Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guest: E.J. Dionne & Miles Rapoport
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 45 min
    City Life and Remote Work: Matthew E. Kahn

    City Life and Remote Work: Matthew E. Kahn

    Thursday, July 14th, 2022
     
    Matthew E. Kahn is Provost Professor at the University of Southern California and the author of six previous books about environmental and urban economics issues. His latest book is Going Remote: How the Flexible Work Economy Can Improve Our Lives and Our Cities. We discuss the future of our cities and the future of work--whether that's remote or in person.
     
    The pandemic revealed a new geography of economic opportunity. Some jobs that were only in person before are now possible remotely, which could be good for working mothers or for those who might want ready access to the outdoors. Cities could transform into places that are more attractive because of the lifestyle as opposed to the job opportunities. Matt also wonders if working from home will lead to more life satisfaction, less divisive politics, and more civic engagement.
     
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    Credits: Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guest: Matthew E. Kahn
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 47 min
    The Suburban Women Problem: Rachel Vindman

    The Suburban Women Problem: Rachel Vindman

    Thursday, July 7th, 2022
     
    Rachel Vindman is the host of the Suburban Women Problem podcast and wife of retired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. We discuss the disenchantment of suburban women with our politics–who historically vote in very high numbers, our personal responsibility to use our voices for change, and the war in Ukraine. 
     
    One of the fastest ways to mitigate domestic issues like inflation and high gas prices is to help Ukraine defeat Russia. This would ease pressure on the world wide economy. Policy makers can and should listen to the priorities of their constituents and legislate accordingly. Being a resource to your network of family and friends to demystify things that they’ve seen in the news is an effective form of activism.
     
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    Credits:
    Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guest: Rachel Vindman
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Nicericebaby ,

Erudite refuge for the mindfully civic citizen

Mila and the Future Hindsight team deliver clear thinking and accessible solutions on matters of civic importance. Her interviews with denizens of change-makers show by example the actions that are available to any and all of us who care to engage in our political process in a meaningful rather than mindlessly rabid manner. This podcast is a flow of information that far exceeds journalism in terms of impact and analysis.

K.C. SF ,

Excellent and insightful

Mila is so articulate and this is such a valuable forum for inspiring all interested citizens of the world to be a part of the changes we want to see made.

Macon Jake ,

Implicit Bias

Provided me thought provoking insights on implicit and unintended behavior

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