Richard Florida

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The Increasingly Bloated American Dream

American homes are getting bigger and bigger. But it doesn't need to be that way. 

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The Best Job Markets for Young College Grads Now

The U.S. economy added 2.2 million jobs that require post-secondary education between 2010 and 2014. Here's how they shake out.

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The Roller-Coaster Economies of Vacation Towns

The end of summer is nearly here. Which U.S. cities are about to radically change?

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Where More Americans Die at the Hands of Police

Missouri looks like it's in the middle of the pack. But we desperately need better data. 

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Mapping America's New Economy in Construction Permits

The Boston-Washington corridor is up; the Rustbelt and Sunbelt are down.

REUTERS/Jim Young

America's Wage Gap Just Keeps Getting Worse

Since the recession, low-income households have turned into low-income regions.

REUTERS/Jim Young

There's a Remarkably Strong Link Between Community Service and Happiness

A new study shows a big difference between those who serve their communities and those who don't. 

REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Why Mayors Need a UN-Like Organization of Their Own

The world’s mayors are running the biggest and most important cities in all of human history. They need to have a forum.

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Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods

A new study finds that neighborhoods that are more than 40 percent black are far less likely to gentrify.

Reuters/Brian Snyder

Where the Great Recession Made Inequality Worse

The most dramatic increases were not in the usual places. 

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Troubling Decline of American Business Dynamism

Despite the startup buzz, the U.S. is far less entrepreneurial than it was a decade ago. 

REUTERS/Mike Blake

The New Geography of U.S. Consumer Debt

Why a small city like McAllen, Texas, has less total debt than Silicon Valley, but is still in worse shape. 

REUTERS/David McNew

The Housing Market Is Improving, but There Still Aren't Enough Affordable Homes to Go Around

The "great reset," continued. 

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

Cost of Living Is Really All About Housing

Places where the rent really is too damn high.

REUTERS/Chip East

States with Better 'Business Climates' Also Have Higher Inequality

There's a clear connection between economic inequality and low-tax, pro-business policies.

Reuters/David Ryder

Where Americans Really Earn the Most from Their Paychecks

New Yorkers may earn more, but don't they get less bang for their buck?

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America's Leading Design Cities

New York and L.A. aren't the only epicenters for graphic designers, architects, and fashion designers. 

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ZIP Codes of the Super Rich

Ten percent of ZIP codes in the San Jose metro have median home values of more than $2 million.

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America's Looming Rental Crisis

After the housing-market crash, droves of people want to rent. But construction of new units hasn't kept up with demand.