How to destroy the suburbs
Matt and Dara are joined by Vox Politics and Policy Fellow Jerusalem Demsas to talk about how to take on America's housing problem, exclusionary and discriminatory zoning restrictions, message against NIMBYs, and ultimately, to sue and destroy the suburbs. Then, research is analyzed that confronts the effects of rising prescription drug prices on patient behavior.
"America's racist housing rules really can be fixed" by Jerusalem Demsas, Vox (Feb. 17, 2021)
"How to convince a NIMBY to build more housing" by Jerusalem Demsas, Vox (Feb. 24, 2021)
"How George Floyd's death is fueling a push for affordable housing in mostly White parts of D.C." by Paul Schwartzmann, Washington Post (March 1, 2021)
"Homeowners and Opposition to Housing Development" by William Marble and Clayton Nall (Feb. 6, 2020)
"HUD can't fix exclusionary zoning by withholding CDBG funds" by Jenny Schuetz, Brookings (Oct. 15, 2018)
"Stuck! The Law and Economics of Residential Stability" by David Schleicher, Yale Law Journal (Vol. 127, 2017)
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee (2021)
Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica
Jerusalem Demsas (@JerusalemDemsas), Politics and Policy Fellow, Vox
Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer
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