Rent strike in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Photo by Jen Smith
It’s The New Economy Week on BTR!
First, we head to Sunset Park, Brooklyn for some insight into an ongoing rent strike. Fed-up tenants are ready to take ownership of three dilapidated buildings away from their neglectful landlord.
Sue Trelles outside 553 46th Street, where biweekly vigils draw attention to the rent strikers’ plight.
Photo by Jen Smith
John and Molly Knefel of Radio Dispatch join us to talk about the Occupy movement and some examples of collective ownership that might inspire a new way of thinking about property.
And later, Matt sits down with Sam Kazman, lead attorney for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, one of the three plaintiffs in a case calling into question the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. For more on the CFPB, the Dodd-Frank Act, and the case against them, check out this article BTR featured on the topic earlier this month.
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Without further ado …
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August 30 – King Georg – Cologne, Germany
August 31 – The Sound of Bronkow – Dresden, Germany
September 1 – Torstrassen Festival – Berlin, Germany
September 3 – el Lokal – Zurich, Switzerland
September 4 – Voliere – Luzern, Switzerland
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August 23 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
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