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Author: Michael Shellenberger Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross, TBD Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063093645

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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, 10/29/2021

About the Author

Michael Shellenberger has spent his entire career working with environmental organizations. He is a managing director of American Environics, a social values research and political strategy firm. Shellenberger is the coauthor, with Ted Nordhaus, of a number of books, including Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility and Break Through: Why We Can’t Leave Saving the Planet to Environmentalists.

About the Narrators

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.

Jesse Vilinsky is a classically trained actress and voice actor, having graduated from the USC School of Dramatic Arts and BADA in London. She has lent her voice to numerous film and television projects and has worked on various video games, animation, and commercial projects as well. As a narrator, Jesse has garnered recognition in AudioFile magazine for her expertly voiced characters and ability to bring forth the strength and truth of their stories.