Permitting Prosperity with Daren Bakst

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This week we talk about labor union history, demands for a 4-day work week, YIMBY policy wins, and Reason’s new “Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” podcast. Our interview this week is with Daren Bakst, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. We discuss the National Environmental Policy Act, construction permits, energy infrastructure, and the prospects for permitting reform in Congress. Free the Economy is hosted by Richard Morrison. Our producers are Scooter Schaefer, Phoebe Gersten, and Ryan Kracinski. Keep up with the show by following us on Twitter at @freethe_economy and read our episodes summaries with links to the stories we cover at