The Pandemic Economy

About The economic collapse unfolding before our eyes is much bigger than it appears and the solution isn’t simply to “build back better.” COVID-19 didn’t create the challenges we...

The Economics of Abolition

About “Defund the police” became a rallying cry in the summer of 2020 as demonstrators flooded streets across the United States to demand an end to police brutality in...

Whose Economy is it?

About What is a city’s economy for? New York City’s economy has been very good at piling up private wealth and building tall buildings but it’s done less well,...

Election 2020

About The US holds a momentous election amid a global pandemic, an economic meltdown and one of the most polarizing presidencies in generations. In this episode, recorded just hours...

Making Buffalo Our City

About Buffalo, New York, was once a booming industrial town fueled by cheap power from Niagara Falls, a center of commerce and trade, the first city in the US...

Cooperation and Community Wealth Building

About What can organizations accomplish when they work together? A lot, it turns out. That's the lesson that Kay Johnson, director of The Larder in Preston, UK, shares in...

Building A Democratic Economy

About How does an economy emerge from recession? Historically, cities hard hit by deindustrialization have strived to attract big employers from elsewhere by offering incentives and tax breaks. But...

How to Make a Democratic Economy

About The strength of the U.S. economy is often at the center of debate during an election season. But whether the economy is good or bad, there is no...

Reporting on Economic Hardship

About Nearly 40 million Americans live in poverty, making less than $26,200 a year for a family of four. Their stories and their struggles, however, are rarely represented in...

Racial Justice is Also Economic Justice

About Newark, NJ has been held up as a real world example of what defunding the police could actually look like. The Newark Community Street Team, which we featured...

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