For our latest podcast, we had the privilege of talking to Marc Doussard at the University of Illinois and Greg Schrock of Portland State University about their new book Justice at Work: The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities. As urban planning scholars, they bring an interesting perspective to these issues. Among the most important points we discuss is how with globalization and deindustrilaization having moved all the jobs overseas that can be moved overseas, the conditions are set for new coalitions in cities to improve conditions for the working class because capitalism needs functioning cities and the old threats of capital mobility are basically gone. We talk about a lot more too–it’s a very interesting book and also cuts against the idea that race and class are somehow categories we should not fight together, as that’s how these coalitions get built. Cool book, check it out!