127 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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    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

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.

    Housing Element Deep Dive, with Kevin Burke

    Housing Element Deep Dive, with Kevin Burke

    Kevin Burke from East Bay for Everyone is here to talk about the latest in Housing Elements; we get into the weeds on how different jurisdictions have complied and struggled against the process, get into details on quantifying fair housing standards, talk about land value, and of course get into Builder's Remedy (which Kevin wrote about in the SF Chron in 2022.

    Anti-Slum Reformers (History, Ideology, Politics): the Cincinnati experience, with Robert Fairbanks

    Anti-Slum Reformers (History, Ideology, Politics): the Cincinnati experience, with Robert Fairbanks

    Robert Fairbanks is here to talk about his 1988 book, "Making Better Citizens: Housing Reform and the Community Development Strategy in Cincinnati, 1890-1960"; we discuss the rise of the anti-slum movement, how it evolved from decade to decade owing to different ideological and political shifts, and how it resulted in wide-scale urban renewal and the displacement of countless residents. The environment here is Cincinnati, but with fairly universal relevance.

    Rohin Ghosh on DC, Tenant Movements, Democracy

    Rohin Ghosh on DC, Tenant Movements, Democracy

    Rohin Ghosh has moved on to school in DC, and has been keeping busy by acquiring public office (!); he informs us all about how DC's ANCs work, as well as larger dynamics of housing in our nation's capital. Also talk on tenant organizing, as well what this means for democracy more generally.

    Adriana Rizzo on Trains with Wires, Inland Empire, and UC

    Adriana Rizzo on Trains with Wires, Inland Empire, and UC

    Are you aware that it's possible to power trains from wires? It's more likely than you think; this and more, as our guest Adriana Rizzo (of Common Ground California and Californians for Electric Rail) writes in a new Streetsblog article. We talk all about electric trains, plus overall dynamics of the Inland Empire, and what UC grad students are doing to organize.

    All About Marin County, with Jenny Silva & Warren Wells

    All About Marin County, with Jenny Silva & Warren Wells

    What can you find in Marin County other than redwoods? Is there is a future for people and nature co-existing? Is growth possible in such a slow-growth hotbed? Jenny Silva of Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative and Warren Wells of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition tell us all.

    Technical Solutions to Inflation, with David Colander

    Technical Solutions to Inflation, with David Colander

    Professor David Colander was a co-creator of MAP: "A Market Anti-Inflation Plan", in the context of stagflation. We talk about the history and theory of this technical approach, how inflation can be understood as a political and institutional problem, and some of the other ways in which economics must be informed by an understanding of philosophy. Also featuring discussion on inflation for asset prices, including the conundrum of real estate.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 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!

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Subscribed

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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