Young Puerto Ricans Are Leaving the Island to Escape the Territory's Debt
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many college-aged Puerto Ricans are pursuing jobs elsewhere. Others are now deciding to stay.
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.
Does Geography Matter When Reinventing Old Communities?
Not really. Common problems, regardless of place, will lead to common solutions.
The International Trade of Talent: The Immigration-iPhone Connection
Just because a net migration number is negative doesn't mean there is brain drain. A shrinking population doesn't always indicate a dying place.
Atlanta Is Dying: Young People Are Fleeing Georgia's Capital City
Why can't The ATL keep more than 50 percent of Georgia Tech’s graduates? It's about aspiration, not place-failure.
The White Flight Myth: Whites Flee Places Becoming More Diverse
Blacks move in and whites move out. What else need be said? Nothing if you believe most urban storytellers. But we're not here to perpetuate myths.
Transit Oriented Boondoggle: The Problem With the Detroit Streetcar
Investment in any kind of transportation should aid production, not consumption.
The New York Times Is Dying: Brain Drain at the Grey Lady
Hardly. Brain drain is an indicator of success, a sure sign of a talent refinery at work.
Texas Is Dying: 3.6 Million People Left Between 2000 and 2010
The Lone Star State loves population growth, but that's a faulty way to measure economic development.