Bharara and Desmond on America’s Poverty Problem

October 12, 2023

Stay Tuned: Podcast host Preet Bharara interviews Princeton Professor of Sociology Matthew Desmond, who specializes in the study of poverty. Desmonds’s 2016 book Evicted won the Pulitzer Prize for its incisive examination of poverty and housing policy in America. He joins Bharara to discuss his new book, Poverty, by America, and the many ways poverty is entrenched in one of the world’s wealthiest nations.

Desmond served as Co-Principal Investigator on a 2020 COVID-19 mitigation project led by Karen Chapple, now UC Berkeley professor emerita, examining evictions and eviction policy during the pandemic.

Listen to the podcast here; or read the transcript here.

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