Richard Florida

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Where the Great Recession Made Inequality Worse

The most dramatic increases were not in the usual places. 

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The Troubling Decline of American Business Dynamism

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

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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. 

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

The "great reset," continued. 

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Cost of Living Is Really All About Housing

Places where the rent really is too damn high.

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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.

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Tax Rates Aren't What Small Business Owners Say They Really Care About

Instead, they care more about how easy it is to keep up with rules, regulations, and tax filings. 

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Where Cities Are Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs

In 19 of the 51 largest U.S. metros, including knowledge centers like New York, the city grew faster than the suburbs last year.

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Are Baby Boomers Really Keeping Millennials From Finding Jobs?

As more put off retirement, the number of older workers grew 9 percent since 2007.

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High-School Dropouts and College Grads Are Moving to Very Different Places

Cities like Washington and San Francisco are gaining the highly skilled but losing their less-educated workforce.

AP/Andre Penner

The Mixed-Up Geographic Allegiances of World Cup Soccer

Nearly three-quarters of all World Cup players play in European professional leagues.

Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Why Democrats Are Focused on Inequality: Liberal Metros Face the Worst of It

U.S. metro areas that voted for Obama tend to have higher levels of inequality and segregation.

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The Economic Data Hidden in Nighttime Views of City Lights

Getting satellite luminosity data right could help us better understand what works and what doesn't in urban development.

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How Heavy Metal Tracks the Wealth of Nations

This music of disillusion and despair is, strangely, biggest in countries with very high quality of life. 

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Americans Like Living in States With Less Income Inequality

Residents of Alaska, Utah, and Wyoming say their states—which boast the lowest levels of income inequality in the country—are great places to live.