Progressive Ruins

Episode 197 · December 3rd, 2021 · 38 mins 39 secs

About this Episode

I’m Michael Watson and this is the InfluenceWatch Podcast. Our guest today is a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment who at age 16 raised money for the Rainforest Action Network and at 17 “lived in Nicaragua to show solidarity with the Sandinista socialist revolution.” But our guest, author Michael Shellenberger, isn’t your typical Bill McKibben or Bernie Sanders type: He is a campaigner for the environmental benefits of nuclear energy through his group Environmental Progress and just released a new book, San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities criticizing how radical-left approaches to criminal justice and homelessness have battered the Bay Area. Ken Braun, who joins today’s conversation reviewed both San Fransicko and Shellenberger’s previous book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All for Capital Research Center; Shellenberger joins us to discuss his theses.

Michael Shellenberger @ Environmental Progress: https://environmentalprogress.org/founder-president

San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities: https://www.amazon.com/San-Fransicko-Progressives-Ruin-Cities/dp/0063093626

Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y8FHFQ7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

“Pathological Altruism” May Kill a City Near You: https://capitalresearch.org/article/pathological-altruism-may-kill-a-city-near-you/

Antidote for “Apocalyptic Environmentalists” -- Apocalypse Never: https://capitalresearch.org/article/oliver-stones-antidote-for-apocalyptic-environmentalists-part-1/

A cautionary tale from the streets of San Francisco: https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2021/10/23/a-cautionary-tale-from-the-streets-of-san-francisco

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