Season 2, Ep. 7: Landlordess vs. Big Capital Postgame: An Interview with Mary Farmer

In this Dustbowl Diatribes episode, Spencer, Laurie and Emily have a frank discussion with a small businesswoman with rental properties in Kansas City, MO. Reminiscent of our discussion with Dan Krull on the loss of community gardening space due to development in the city, which makes the city less human and livable, Mary Farmer talks about how a big developer in her area is making it hard for her to stay in business and even harder for her tenants and others in the area who count on affordable housing. Mary points out that the goal of mass-transit and bike-reliant areas of the city may be ideally good, but they backfire dramatically if 1., decision makers fail to consult the people who live there or study their actual habits and needs, and 2., fail to understand what is required for small business people to operate in the areas impacted.

Regenerative Reader Feb/March 2023

Here's our latest newsletter, with an article from Jakob Hanschu, "‘Live Fast, Die Young’: A Reflection on 24/7 Capitalism and Ecological Arrhythmia" and news about our upcoming classes. Laurie's two session class on Pope Francis's Laudato Si is right around the corner! regenerative-reader-febmarchDownload

Season 2, Ep 6: Current Controversies in Catholicism, An Interview with Suan Sonna of Intellectual Catholicism

This time we interview Suan Sonna—host of Intellectual Catholicism—to talk about the relationship between the Church and State, Aristo-Thomism and natural law. Please fill out this form to be put on the email list for future Maurin Academy seminars, short series, and other events. Support us on Patreon! Dustbowl Diatribes podcast can be found on iTunes, Google... Continue Reading →

This Month’s Pints with Plato

This Thursday is Laurie's monthly "Pints with Plato" talk and discussion, and she'll be focusing on St. Augustine's Book XIX of Augustine's The City of God in which he wrestles with the relative importance of philosophy versus faith, or Athens versus Jerusalem. Laurie will also talk a bit about Augustine's influence on the school of political... Continue Reading →

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