The Civic Sociologist Podcast - Ep. 8 - Sarah Quinn (Washington)

We tend to think of the market and government as separate spheres, related to one another, perhaps regulating one another, but rarely do we track the long-term ways in which both have created and shaped one another. Sarah Quinn, in her new book, 'American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation' tells a different story - one that positions the government's construction of credit markets in order to achieve policy ends - especially in housing - produced entire fields of finance in the market, while making government unaccountable and invisible within these processes and policies we tend to associate with the private, rather than public sector. This week, on The Civic Sociologist podcast, we talk with Dr Quinn about her fascinating and revealing retelling of the American story.