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METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Community activists Bill Oakey & Roger Baker on Austin transportation politics

Affordability blogger Oakey joins The Rag Blog’s Baker in a lively discussion of the city’s proposed billion dollar transportation bond election and other community issues. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2014 [Also read Roger … Continue reading

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METRO | Roger Baker : Is Austin’s ‘Strategic Mobility Plan’ smart planning or a billion dollar boondoggle?

What most voters probably don’t know about Austin’s upcoming big bucks transportation bond package. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2014 [Roger Baker joined Austin community activist Bill Oakey and host Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio, … Continue reading

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METRO | Roger Baker : The rise and rise of Austin, Texas

Suburbs experience growth explosion while Austin’s tech bubble could be the next to explode. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 3, 2014 AUSTIN — According to Forbes, as reported by KVUE-TV, Austin is the fastest growing city … Continue reading

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METRO | Roger Baker : The proposed Austin light rail plan as I see it…

…which clearly isn’t the way Mayor Leffingwell sees it, since he cut me off during the CAMPO meeting. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 15, 2014 AUSTIN — I make it my regular habit, as a hobby … Continue reading

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METRO UPDATE | Roger Baker : The continuing Texas drought crisis

By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2014 Roger Baker’s three-part Rag Blog series, “Can Austin survive the current Texas drought,” garnered much attention and was reposted widely, including by the highly-influential Resilience.org. Roger wrote the following … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 3

We look at  the climate science that warns that Austin faces serious water supply problems, and at the roles played by transportation planning and suburban sprawl in that crisis. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 2

We look at the water-blind politics of Central Texas growth planning, and the developer-friendly role of regional transportation planning group CAMPO. Water use chart from stateimpact.npr. In the graphic above, one can see a dramatic shift to municipal use as … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 1

There is sound science that says there is likely to be big trouble, even in supplying Austin’s current population with enough water. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2014 First of three. I met a traveller … Continue reading

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Roger Baker : Is Capitalism in Deep Trouble?

Illustration by Latuff / Marxist.com. Before the fall?Terminal Capitalism / Part 2 We take a closer look at the role natural resource limits in combination with the excesses of unregulated finance capital are playing in blocking a global economic recovery. … Continue reading

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Roger Baker : It’s Official: Karl Marx Was Right!

Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate Cemetery, London. Wait… so, Karl Marx was right?Terminal capitalism / Part 1 The doubts about the viability of capitalism as a system now extend far beyond its traditional critics. By Roger Baker | The Rag … Continue reading

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Roger Baker : Can TxDOT avoid financial disaster? / 2

Agency in denial: TxDOT and financial reality. Is a change of direction in order? Image from Cypress Creek Mirror. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 1, 2013 “Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.” — Mark Twain … Continue reading

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Roger Baker : Can TxDOT avoid financial disaster?

Warning sign: TxDOT’s funding shortfall is 50 percent of its budget. Maybe TxDOT should heed its own sign. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | January 24, 2013 “Things can become complicated when you actually try to understand them.” … Continue reading

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