Changing the World Starts at Home
Is reducing child-tax credits to encourage smaller families a good idea? Can a city “win” the Amazon Headquarters Sweepstakes? Do undiscovered joys grace your life when you begin stepping up to trim your footprint on the planet?
The GrowthBusters team tackles these questions in the 6th episode of our GrowthBusters podcast. Tax reform bills on capitol hill today contemplate increasing the child tax credit. On on overpopulated planet, why would we want to create a greater financial incentive to have bigger families? We also consider why hundreds of cities salivate at the prospect of having the new, second Amazon headquarters in their community. The truth is most of the 50,000 jobs will go to NEW residents who move to town chasing the jobs. And the truth is that growth will cost the community much more than it will gain in tax revenue.
We address the third question with special guest Joshua Spodek, author of Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow. He shares why he’s launching his new podcast, Leadership and the Environment. Plus: Kaitlyn, Ben and I discuss turning down the heat and skipping toilet flushes.
Explore all these issues further right here at www.growthbusters.org
Tags: economic development, family size, footprint, overpopulation, population growth, urban growth
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