COU Reports
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COU Standard of Living Index 2017 - 2nd Annual Edition

In this policy brief, The COU Standard of Living Index, Wendell Cox provides cost of living estimates for new entrants to metropolitan markets, including prospective home buyers as well as renters.
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Hurricane Harvey Whitepaper

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the disastrous flooding, Houston has come under extreme scrutiny. Much of the current debate starts from a firm misunderstanding of the region’s realities.
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PIKETTY'S WEALTH DRIVEN INEQUALITY: VIRTUALLY ALL IN HOUSING?

By Wendell Cox — The Economist headline reads...
Reno Nevada, 1980's
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THE CHANGING GEOGRAPHY OF EDUCATION, INCOME GROWTH AND POVERTY IN AMERICA

By Joel Kotkin — We often rate metropolitan areas for their performance over one year, five or at most 10, but...
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California's SOCIAL PRIORITIES

AUTHORS: David Friedman and Jennifer Hernandez are attorneys…
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CORRUPT ILLINOIS: NOT A FEW BAD APPLES

by Steve Bartin 02/26/2015 Despite a huge advantage in…
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Misunderstanding the millennials

BY JOEL KOTKIN The millennial generation has had much…
Europe
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EUROPE IS STILL A SECOND-RATE POWER

by Joel Kotkin 02/21/2015 In the years after the Cold War,…
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50 YEARS OF US POVERTY: 1960 TO 2010

By Richard Morrill 02/19/2015 Although inequality is the current…
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Housing the Future

The Inland Empire as Southern California's Indispensable Geography Read…