San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities Audiobook, by Michael Shellenberger Play Audiobook Sample

San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities Audiobook

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Read By: Jonathan Todd Ross Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780063093645

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

24

Longest Chapter Length:

49:29 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

13 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

28:01 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

3

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Publisher Description

National bestselling author of APOCALYPSE NEVER skewers progressives for the mishandling of America’s faltering cities. 

Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse.

Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years. During that time, he advocated for the decriminalization of drugs, affordable housing, and alternatives to jail and prison. But as homeless encampments spread, and overdose deaths skyrocketed, Shellenberger decided to take a closer look at the problem.

What he discovered shocked him. The problems had grown worse not despite but because of progressive policies. San Francisco and other West Coast cities — Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland — had gone beyond merely tolerating homelessness, drug dealing, and crime to actively enabling them.

San Fransicko reveals that the underlying problem isn’t a lack of housing or money for social programs. The real problem is an ideology that designates some people, by identity or experience, as victims entitled to destructive behaviors. The result is an undermining of the values that make cities, and civilization itself, possible.

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"Want to know why San Francisco - among other cities run by true blue Demos are facing ruin? Check this book out. The fine journalist (and Bay Area resident) Michael Shellenberger traces all the blunders made over the last 30 years. And, no joke, there are "advocates" in San Francisco - and places like Seattle - that think the present situation is "justice." Of course it's really insanity - at least that's the view of this Bay Area resident. "

— Eric Bergerud (5 out of 5 stars)

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About Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger is the nationally bestselling author of Apocalypse Never, a Time magazine “Hero of the Environment,” the winner of the 2008 Green Book Award from the Stevens Institute of Technology’s Center for Science Writings, and an invited expert reviewer of the next Assessment Report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has written on energy and the environment for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Nature Energy, and other publications for two decades. He is the founder and president of Environmental Progress, an independent, nonpartisan research organization based in Berkeley, California.

About Jonathan Todd Ross

Jonathan Todd Ross is a writer and an Earphones and Audie Award–winning voice actor. He has lent his voice to numerous anime television shows, including Yu-Gi-Oh! and Sonic X.