John Paraskevopoulos is a senior at UC Berkeley studying political economy. A native of northern California, when John isn't tossing and turning over issues of housing affordability in his home state, he enjoys movies, German, woodworking, poetry, philosophy, writing, and trying to make people laugh. He's also interested in urbanization, the political economy of urbanism, and is working on a thesis that explores the American pharmaceutical industry as a case study of the ways in which the institutional restructuring of the American economy has enabled forms of corporate rent-seeking at the expense of consumers and the state. He is humbled by everyone he meets at the Haas Institute, where he is working on a project regarding financialization, the global economy, and Global Justice. If he could advocate for anything, it would be a sense of urgency