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A Symposium on Destin Jenkins’s The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City
B. Alston, The Same System, the Same Results

September 23, 2021

B. Alston

Destin Jenkins’s The Bonds of Inequality drives home points that many of us have experienced intimately—the current municipal finance system is racist and inherently flawed.
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B. Alston, The Same System, the Same Results

A Symposium on Destin Jenkins’s The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City
B. Highsmith, The Bondholders’ Veto: Fiscal Federalism and Local Democracy

September 9, 2021

B. Highsmith

Among many culprits behind this “conservative logic of financialization,” one stands out: the withdrawal of centralized fiscal transfers from higher levels of government. Without access to state and federal funds, cities became dependent on the market to meet even their most basic responsibilities.
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B. Highsmith, The Bondholders’ Veto: Fiscal Federalism and Local Democracy

A Symposium on Destin Jenkins’s The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City
N. J. Ramos, The Myth of Fair Share/Equal Share Bond Projects

August 12, 2021

N. J. Ramos, Drexel University

Destin Jenkins’s focus on municipal bond financing in The Bonds of Inequality contributes to a growing field of literature demonstrating how monetary and financial policy play a significant role in reinforcing racial inequality.
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N. J. Ramos, The Myth of Fair Share/Equal Share Bond Projects