RealClear Radio Hour Podcast – The Upside of Gentrification and Sweatshops

4 May

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May 2, 2015

The Bright Side of Gentrification

Lance Freeman, Professor in Columbia University’s Urban Planning program, separates fact from fiction in the gentrification debate and discusses the surprising response he found when researching two inner city New York City neighborhoods for his book, There Goes the ‘Hood.

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Sweatshop Boon

Benjamin Powell, Director and Professor of Economics at Texas Tech University and author of Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy, defends so-called sweatshops as the least bad option for individuals trying to escape extreme poverty and a stepping stone for countries seeking to jump start economic development. Powell recommends conscientious shoppers unreservedly buy products from poor countries so that they, too, can follow the path of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

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