Washington University in St. Louis professor John Robinson III joins the program to compare federal policy changes after the upheaval of the late 1960s to the potential federal opportunities post-COVID-19.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on the United States, with more than 100,000 dead from the disease and millions having lost jobs during the corresponding recession. Such upheaval could make Americans rethink the way government interacts with their lives, especially in terms of the social safety net.
Dr. John Robinson III, assistant professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, has research in the American Journal of Sociology on how the contentious politics of the late 1960s and early 1970s spurred change in the way housing was treated by the federal government. He joined the show to discuss how the federal government policy can be pressured to change amidst a crisis.