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
Enrique Peñalosa: an advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cities’ outsized proportion of global economy in 2025 and 2050 McKinsey projection for 2025: Six hundred cities… are projected to generate more than 60 percent of global growth to 2025. Dan Pelino’s projection for 2050 (emphasis mine): 70 percent
Source » Tim and Kathy Keller on Psalm 72:8-14: Lord, empower your church to win the world by not just proclaiming your Word but also embodying it. Make our congregations places where we see the races and classes reconciled in
Source » The Billionaires’ Index, pg. 45.
Source » Interesting finds from a UK study.
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