Cash-strapped cities around the nation are increasingly using heavy fines to fund basic services — in turn, sending residents into debt and bankruptcy.
Guest Host: John Donvan
Air conditioning does more than keep our temperatures low and utility bills high:
It’s changed how we build building
It’s made parts of the country more inhabitable
It’s influenced politics
And it’s (possibly) making cities so warm that air conditioners are a necessity.
- Steven Johnson Author, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World; @stevenbjohnson
- Durwood Zaelke President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development; @DurwoodZaelke
- Stan Cox Senior scientist, The Land Institute; author of Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air‑conditioned World; @CoxStan
- Steven Mufson Energy correspondent at The Washington Post; @stevenmufson
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