Chuck and Rachel discuss recent perspectives about Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath in Houston. They also chat about recent favorite books and films.
Mentioned in this podcast:
- "The Real Lesson of Hurricane Harvey" by Chuck Marohn
- "Piling on Houston" by Chuck Marohn
- "Houston isn't flooded because of its land use planning." by Daniel Herriges
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- 13th (Documentary)
- The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
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(Top image by Banksy, photo by Lord Jim)
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