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Economic Progress is More Effective Than Protests

By Joel Kotkin Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black…
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What Jane Jacobs Got Wrong About Cities

By Joel Kotkin The peerless urban theorist misunderstood…
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Mall's Washed Up? Not Quite Yet

By Joel Kotkin — The conventional wisdom wrote off the shopping mall long ago, but while no one was looking, the reinvented mall...
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Best Poverty Cure: Escape from Baltimore

By William McGurn — New evidence shows minorities now do better in the American South. Of all the “solutions” for post-riot Baltimore, the best poverty cure...
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Better Suburbs = Better Cities: Employment and the Importance of the Suburban Economy

By Ross Elliot — Australia’s inner city areas and CBDs are a focus of media and public policy attention, with good reason...
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Dispersion and Concentration in Metropolitan Employment

By Wendall Cox The just released County Business Patterns indicates…
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America's Inner Cities Mirror Baltimore's Woes

By Joel Kotkin... Amid all the happy talk about the revival…
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California is so Over

By Joel Kotkin: California has met the future, and it really…
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PIKETTY'S WEALTH DRIVEN INEQUALITY: VIRTUALLY ALL IN HOUSING?

By Wendell Cox — The Economist headline reads...
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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...