Richard Florida

The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

Would There Be 'Linsanity' if Jeremy Lin Played in Charlotte?

The size of a sports town does have its advantages to star players.

A Blueprint for a 21st Century Workforce

The question we need to ask ourselves is, what skills will help workers earn the most?

New York vs. London, in Debate Form

Two great global cities went head-to-head in a battle of words over which one is the best.

The Geography of U.S. Economic Confidence

Why Americans in some states feel more secure in their economic future.

Map of the Day: Where the Government Workers Are

Besides D.C., which states boast the most federal employees?

Why America Keeps Getting More Conservative

The country's conservative drift is only deepening.

Literacy and the Wealth of Cities

The list of America's Most Literate Cities suggests there's little relationship between literacy and economic development. Our analysis suggests otherwise.

What Dollar Store Locations Reveal About America

Surprising data on who's shopping at the discount chains.

The Neighborhoods Where Locals Want to Live

Trulia tracks where in-town buyers search for housing.

New York vs. Boston: Which Is the Better Sports Town?

A statistical examination of the long-term sports successes and failures of the cities in this year's Super Bowl.

Imagining a Super Bowl in London

Why the ultimate American event could go global as early as 2015.

Why You Should Buy an iPad in Bangkok Instead of Buenos Aires

Comparing the price of an iPad and more than 20 other consumer goods across a selection of the world's major cities.

Florida Is the Nation's Housing Market

The state shows the depths of the continuing crisis, but also offers some insightful solutions.

Venture Capital Shifts Downtown

Boston is wooing venture capital away from its suburbs.

The Geography of Venture Capital

New York and Boston are trying to get a bigger slice of the VC pie. But a new report suggests they're going to have to work a lot harder.

The Where and Why of NBA Super Stars

For one thing, location matters

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