SOURCE: The Nation
Private Capital Strangled Our Cities (Review of Destin Jenkins)
by Samuel Zipp
Destin Jenkins's new book makes a case that metropolitan segregation and racial inequality trace back to cities' dependence on the bond market.
Detroit Bankruptcy Documentary Wins Library of Congress Prize
Ken Burns, who collaborated with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on the selection, called "Gradually, Then Suddenly" a "complex, nuanced, layered" examination of the city's financial crisis and the political divide between Detroit and the state of Michigan.
SOURCE: Phenomenal World
Long Crises: Kim Phillips-Fein Interviews Benjamin Holtzman
While New York's mayoral campaign has invoked the "bad old days" of the 1970s, the city today is still experiencing the political-economic crisis that erupted 50 years ago.
SOURCE: New York Times
What History Can Teach Banks About Making Change
by Destin Jenkins
"Celebrating Juneteenth and recruiting more Black bankers is one thing. It is quite another for financial firms to use their unique power to actively undermine the systems that perpetuate racial inequality."
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