Richard Florida

The High Price of Prejudice

The numbers don't lie: Prejudice isn't just morally reprehensible, it's economically punishing as well.

Colder States = More Binge Drinking

We took a quick look at the relationship between weather and alcohol consumption

If Romney Stumbles in South Carolina, Is the Economy to Blame?

The serious economic challenges facing the next three GOP primary states may hurt Romney and help more conservative candidates

The Geography of American Binge Drinking

States with more liberals, extraverts and college grads drink more

Metro Job Recovery Remains a Long Way Off

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors predicts when U.S. metros will return to pre-crisis job levels

How Stuck Are America's Homeowners, Really?

Two studies come to very different conclusions

The Where and Why of Coachella 2012

A look at where popular music's next superstars are likely to hail from based on the California festival's lineup

How Economic Development Helps the World's Women

Understanding the connection between women's opportunity and the world's development patterns

The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world

Which Countries Pay Blue Collar Workers the Most?

Manufacturing compensation is closely related to productivity, global economic competitiveness and overall human development

State of the Day: Wisconsin

The state offers a lesson for how smaller cities and metros can still compete in the globalized marketplace

Why Some Cities Are Healthier Than Others

Happiness, form of commute and money all play a role

America's Healthiest Metros

In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking

Iowa Voters and the Economy

Caucus-goers say the economy is their top concern, but their state is doing much better than others

How Good Is D.C. to Artists, Musicians, and Writers?

The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living

Why Size Matters in Pro Sports Victories

When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too

More on What’s Left Over After Paying for Housing – Income Edition

Which cities come out on top when we look at a broader definition of wealth

Why They Call Green Bay 'Titletown'

Why cities like Green Bay win an outsize number of championships

The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list