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This Chart Helps Explain Why People in the Rust Belt Are Fed Up
The U.S. doesn’t spend enough money on labor market adjustment programs.
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.
Demographic Decline in Atlantic Canada: It's the Economy, Stupid
Atlantic Canada is reportedly dying. I'll spend this week explaining why that isn't the case.
Does Geography Matter When Reinventing Old Communities?
Not really. Common problems, regardless of place, will lead to common solutions.
Silicon Shore. Silicon Beach. Silicon Roundabout. How many different technology hubs can we have? Like the untethering of manufacturing from regional natural resources that crushed the Rust Belt, Silicon Valley's one-time advantage of a high concentration of venture capitalists matters less and less as the cost of technology falls.
Geography of the Legacy Economy: Mapping the Next Boom
With real estate markets tapped out in primary markets, investors will look to secondary ones—Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Phoenix—with legacy assets.
Long Island Is Dying, Again: Does Population Change Mean Anything?
Population change obscures more than it illuminates.
Cleveland's Pittsburgh Moment: Building a Brain Hub
The loss of the U.S. Airways hub signaled the start of Pittsburgh's remarkable turnaround. Does that make United Airlines' departure from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport a cause for celebration?
It's Settled: Silicon Valley Is Dying. So What's Next?
The Rust Belt will rise again.
Legacy Economy: Pittsburgh Steel Crazy After All These Years
"Manufacturing is no longer just about production. Production is now the core of a much wider set of activities."