Trailer: Probable Futures
<music> welcome to feature hindsight. I'm your host meal at Moss each week. I speak with citizen change makers who spark civic engagement in our society. We're about to return with our next season on what are are probably futures could look like I spoke to guests with a wide range of expertise like Jim Nick men on the economics of healthcare. The problem in health economics longtime was that when we looked at this question we were focusing on how do we. Deliver and receive medical care effectively but the real question I think economists and everybody else in the health field is beginning realized now. That's not the focus medical care. The focus is health. How do we get more health? That's what we're buying or spending spending resources on his health and that leads to beginning they think about the efficiency of investments in education income and social services at the same time. You're thinking about the investments in medical care so I think that's sort of the changing perspective in the Field Donaldson La Fontaine on the challenges of Climate Abatement Things are going to get very uncomfortable for people living in coastal cities particularly on the east coast of the U._s. in the mid Atlantic. Were you have subsidence going along with sea level. Rise is the real potential that major American cities are are going to be in real trouble and if you look internationally places like Bangladesh are going to be in real trouble with persistent flooding and they'll be very likely immigration issues as people can no longer live where they're currently living. We'll begin to migrate and so I think that if you look at the migration crisis that was sparked by the Syrian civil war I think it's maybe an example of what's to come in terms of really desperate people that are fleeing their countries trying to find somewhere where they can live and be somewhat safe Robin Steinbach on disrupting the cash bail system. It's enormously expensive to have a pre-trial justice system the. Way that we operate it American taxpayers spend fourteen billion dollars annually holding people in jail cells that have been convicted of crimes and if you calculate the collateral consequences of that it's estimated to be as high as one hundred and forty billion a billion dollars a year. We spend to hold people in these horrible dehumanizing jail cells who have not yet been convicted of a crime and likely won't be convicted cry we have created an industry of punishment and to to dismantle that industry punishment we are all going to have to reckon with the size of the system and really begin to commit ourselves to car saving America but with that comes the requirement and the commitment and the dedication to downsize ourselves. Ourselves as eleven on the future of democracy after trump in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven there was no grassroots movement demanding democracy reform legislation and we think that can be different in twenty twenty one individuals lls we have pulled we have surveyed. We've talked to all across the country and when we asked them. What is your top priority? What do you WANNA see the new president put as their number one legislation? What do we want to see federal leaders lead on they care about everything they care hear about healthcare and abortion rights and Immigration and Environment Education you name it but when we asked them to prioritize the number one priority for indivisible groups all across the country blue states red states purple states is saving American democracy? And so much more I'm also excited to announce that are new episodes will feature a slightly different format than before and we hope this will help you like this show even more let us know what you think by emailing us at hello at future hindsight dot com be sure to tune in next week to hear my conversation with Melissa Mark Viverito on gender parody in government and we want a just an equitable society the voices prices of those that reside within our democracy have to be heard after reflected in government and so women being fifty percent of the population. Maybe fifty two percent to have equity in governing is critically important as we're looking at budgets as we're.