The Far Middle Podcast #9: CITIES

Nick tackles the issues facing most American cities today in this installment of The Far Middle. “Today, in most major urban areas across the U.S. we’ve got this dichotomy,” says Nick. “On one hand, you’ve got the glitzy image, vision that you see out there…you’ve got typically a multibillion-dollar, shiny airport facility…high rises, skyscrapers, and great skyline from afar…sports venues and entertainment venues…so the big picture and view that a big city presents is quite positive, and then there’s the reality.” Nick discusses that reality is an urban homeless epidemic, abandoned streets, substance abuse, graffiti, a public safety crisis, deteriorating infrastructure, failing urban education and more—all these challenges are being paid for by the poorest and most disadvantaged people in society.