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economy

Žižek and Peterson

I first heard of this debate on a recent Ezra Klein podcast episode where Klein's guest basically portrayed it as an "easy take-down" of Peterson by Žižek. However, after watching, my biggest takeaways are just how un-debate-like it was at all and how much the two agreed: there are pervasive

An Advanced City

Enrique Peñalosa: an advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport.

Last Person to Receive a Civil War Pension Dies

Kottke: This is a great example of the Great Span, the link across large periods of history by individual humans. But it’s also a reminder that, as William Faulkner wrote: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Until this week, US taxpayers were literally and directly

“America’s urban rebirth is missing a key element: births”

Derek Thompson for The Atlantic: In high-density cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., no group is growing faster than rich college-educated whites without children, according to Census analysis by the economist Jed Kolko. By contrast, families with children older than 6 are in outright decline in these

“Sorry, Canada—your entire economy would fit inside Tokyo”

Source » Richard Florida maps the economies of cities relative to nations: Although it’s common to rate and rank the economic power of nations—think of all the articles you’ve read about China catching up with and eventually overtaking the United States in terms of GDP—the real economic

“The year in housing: the middle class can’t afford to live in cities anymore”

Source » Emily Dreyfuss for Wired: In 2016, rents continued their years-long rise, incomes stratified further, and the average price to buy a home in major US cities rose. The strain pushed the middle class out of cities like Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Austin—the so-called “hot cities.

People are moving out of the most expensive cities more than they’re moving in

Source » Chris Kirkham for the WSJ: Americans are leaving the costliest metro areas for more affordable parts of the country at a faster rate than they are being replaced, according to an analysis of census data, reflecting the impact of housing costs on domestic migration patterns. h/t @nickoparsons

“The Geography of the World’s Billionaires”

Source » Richard Florida in CityLab: The top ten metros account for nearly a third (30.7 percent) of the world’s super-rich, while making up less than two percent of the world’s population. The top twenty account for more than 40 percent (43.5 percent), while making up just
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