Burgh Diaspora

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Mapping Yesterday's Economic Geography, Today

The economy we measure isn't the economy we have.

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Seattle Is the Next Detroit

Henry Ford and Detroit radically changed the economic geography of the world. Now, Jeff Bezos and Seattle are poised to do the same.

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Los Angeles Is What New York Wants to Be When It Grows Up

If New York City is your adolescent self, then Los Angeles is what you aspire to.

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Lock-Out From Prosperity

California is a fortress of gentrification.

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Sociolinguistics and the Geography of Innovation

The decline of the Southern drawl maps the diffusion of knowledge production in the United States.

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Goldilocks and the Geography of Innovation

A sweet spot in the Technology Readiness Level attracts private industry.

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How Defining a Metropolitan Statistical Area Promotes Poverty

A metro only exists for those who can afford to commute.

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Higher Education Is Dying

Wage convergence is hitting many industries, including higher education as well as oil and gas.

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The Geography of 'Displacement'

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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When Generation Rent Becomes Generation Buy

Regions where Millennials are renting don't look like where they will buy homes.

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What the Rust Belt Can Teach Us About White Flight, Gentrification, and Brain Drain

With a focus on why people leave, we ignore at least half of the migration story.

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Migrant or Refugee?

The ontology of refugee is the problem, not the solution.

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The Geographic Scale of Globalization Isn't Global

Nations—and even cities—don't globalize. Globalization spreads block by block.

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The Second Machine Age Is Dying

Get ready for an unprecedented economic boom in the United States.

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The Economic Geography of the Second Machine Age

In 2006, the digital economy underwent a dramatic transformation that changed the map of talent migration.

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Ezra Klein Is Transforming Education

Journalists have replaced teachers as the curators of expertise.

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Why Top Talent Must Flee Silicon Valley

In order for tech workers to cash out on home equity, Proposition 13 forces them to move to another state.

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Exploiting Puerto Rico's Fuzzy Sovereignty

With the homeland as neither nation nor state, Puerto Ricans twist in the wind of political whimsy.

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Atlanta's Talent Attraction Problem

From 2000–2013, Atlanta has fallen further behind other large metros in growing its population of college-educated young adults.

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How Can Rust Belt Cities Attract More Immigrants?

Communities might roll out the red carpet for the foreign-born, but the more welcoming disposition doesn't do the trick.

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Re-Location Is an Entrepreneurial Act

Out of necessity, old habits die easily for migrants.

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Economic Growth in an Era of Demographic Decline

A shrinking population isn't the end of economic expansion.