Mike talks with Richard McGahey, an economist and senior fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis and the Institute on Race, Power, and Political Economy, at The New School. He’s served as executive director of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, and in senior governmental positions in New York State and New York City. He’s also the author of Unequal Cities: Overcoming Anti-Urban Bias to Reduce Inequality in the United States, which they discuss on this episode.
Topics Mike and Rick discuss include:
– the economic importance of cities
– cities vs. metropolitan areas
– why we should care about inequality
– causes of anti-urban bias in American politics
– how to address anti-urban bias