Episode 121: “Optimism, Patriotism, and One Billion Americans” with Matthew Yglesias

What if the only way for the United States to maintain dominance as a world super-power in the 21st century would be to add 600 million people? That’s the premise of Matthew Yglesias’s new book One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger. In this episode, Candace and Tom discuss this idea, the patriotism implicit in the conversation, and why Matt still has hope that America’s best days may be in front of us. We also discuss more local issues such as why building more housing is both important and, often, politically impossible.

Three Things:
1) CB 51 & NIMBYism
2) Howard County’s Racial Equity Task Force
3) Breaonna Taylor

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