Conversations with Tyler (podcast): The Complacent Class

The tables are turned on Tyler Cowen, and he is the interviewee in this promotional episode of his new book, The Complacent Class.

Americans are moving less, starting fewer businesses, marrying people more like ourselves, and choosing as much as we can based on algorithms that wall us off from anything that might be too new or different. As a result, we could see a version of America that is more segregated, more unequal, and no longer the leader of tomorrow’s greatest achievements.


99% Invisible (podcast):

Sanctuary Part 1: Church

Sanctuary Part 2: State

This two-part series on the Sanctuary movement in the 80s makes me want to go read The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver with Biggie.

The Allusionist (PRX): Sanctuary

The Allusionist goes back to explore the earlier conception of Sanctuary in medieval England.