114 episodes

Dedicated to exploring several forgotten economic ideas. Can they solve modern problems? The housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond, economic stagnation, widening wealth inequality, environmental degradation―can Henry George's ideas offer a path forward that unfettered capitalism and incremental socialism lack? Interviews, roundtable discussions, and debates.

The Henry George Program Mark Mollineaux

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Dedicated to exploring several forgotten economic ideas. Can they solve modern problems? The housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond, economic stagnation, widening wealth inequality, environmental degradation―can Henry George's ideas offer a path forward that unfettered capitalism and incremental socialism lack? Interviews, roundtable discussions, and debates.

    Inflation, Housing, Volatility, Legitimacy, with Colin Drumm

    Inflation, Housing, Volatility, Legitimacy, with Colin Drumm

    Colin Drumm (author of a fascinating dissertation on the history and theory of money and legitimacy) is here to talk about inflation indices and housing, and what it means for largely issues of equality, governance, and far more.

    Andrew Crockett on Modernizing the Santa Clara County Assessor's Office

    Andrew Crockett on Modernizing the Santa Clara County Assessor's Office

    Andrew Crockett is the challenger to SCC assessor (and hgp bête noire) Larry Stone, and is promising to focus on housing, competence, and honesty as part of a modernization campaign. He's previously worked in the office, and talks both about what sorts of changes he can bring to the office within the constraints of Prop 13, etc, as well as some nuts-and-bolts explanation of the office's work.

    Lars Doucet on Real-Life Data and the Land Value Tax

    Lars Doucet on Real-Life Data and the Land Value Tax

    Lars Doucet authored three exciting papers on the empirics of the land value tax and is here to talk about what he's learned, some of the controversies that have cropped up over some of the studies, and the future of using data to implement LVT in as rigorous a way as possible.

    Baseball and Real Estate Speculation, with Alan Joyce

    Baseball and Real Estate Speculation, with Alan Joyce

    Alan Joyce is back on to talk about the San Diego Padres, how Joan Kroc was not allowed to donate the team to the city; how Petco Park was part of an ambitious city-directed real estate scheme, and the future of Major League Baseball, municipal finance, and land hustles.

    Social Housing: The Why & The How, with Derek Sagehorn

    Social Housing: The Why & The How, with Derek Sagehorn

    Derek Sagehorn is the author of East Bay for Everyone's 2021 paper California Housing Corporation: The Case for a Public Developer, and is here to take about the overall case for a public houser as a way to create a more robust, equitable, and efficient housing industry, as well as new legislation taking up the issue: Alex Lee's AB2053 (californiasocialhousing.org). We also get into some talk about UC Berkeley's CEQA woes: how can we make environmental law work better?

    Parking, Value Capture, & Pretextual Planning with Michael Manville

    Parking, Value Capture, & Pretextual Planning with Michael Manville

    California nearly toppled minimum parking laws last year, and will likely try again (bless the name of Shoup); some weird discourse arose around why this is a bad thing... because of value capture?!!? (???) Enter Michael Manville of UCLA Luskin who spoke out against this analysis; he's here to talking about the nuts and bolts of value capture paradigms and parking policy, what happens when we create planning that we don't really intend to use, and much more; how can we undo the knots of our parking nightmare?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Wes collier ,

One of the best

Excellent discussions on the most important economic issue the world faces today. Cannot recommend enough!

V Hoy ,

Amazing job, but include more context please!

Host and guests are very informative! I would love it if there was more of an effort to explain acronyms and offer some more context to each episode and not assume listeners are as familiar with the subject matter, especially because conversation often centers around local California issues and this show is super relevant to other places as well. I want as many people to listen as possible! Thanks for your hard work!

BrandoB7765 ,

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I don’t even know how I stumbled upon this podcast but I’m sure glad I did! Great podcast to narrate the California YIMBY movement. Love it!

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