Oct 15, 2021 • 29M

Why can't America have nice things?

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Saikat Chakrabarti
In 2016, we attempted a political revolution. It didn't work, but we managed to recruit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, beat the third most powerful Democrat, and introduce the Green New Deal. So now what do we do to build an America where everyone thrives?
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It's been a while y'all.

Our guest today is Jerusalem Demsas, policy reporter at Vox and co-host of The Weeds. At Building the Dream, we are really into, well, building. We want to build houses, factories, hospitals, rail, roads, and everything else that's needed to create a thriving life for everyone. But we keep hearing about one big catch with this idea-- America is notoriously difficult to build in. It costs more and takes longer to build anything in this country. Why is that? We dive into it today with Jerusalem.