Episode from the podcastThe Weeds

How to destroy the suburbs

Released Wednesday, 3rd March 2021
Good episode? Give it some love!
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.
Resources:
"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)
White paper

Hosts:
Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica
Jerusalem Demsas (@JerusalemDemsas), Politics and Policy Fellow, Vox

Credits:
Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer

As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter.

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production.
Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts

About Vox
Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.
Follow Us: Vox.com
Facebook group: The Weeds
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Episode Reviews

This episode hasn't been reviewed yet. You can add a review to show others what you thought.

This podcast, its content, and its artwork are not owned by, affiliated with, or endorsed by Podchaser.
Rate Episode

Share This Episode

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Moderator Stats

ID
85659982
Visibility
visible
Podcast ID
38617

Episode Details

Length
59m 38s
Explicit
No
Episode Type
Full

Episode Tags

Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.