A brief rebuttal to Scott Timberg's recent essay
The U.S. stacks up better in this updated measure of the competitiveness of countries
The U.S. has fallen far behind in this key measure of human capital
The art collector discusses why she's so passionate about Miami, and which city is the best place to live for artists
The U.S. is still largely competing with Europe, not China
Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way
How often you go to the dentist can predict not just income, but social class, political orientation, even what part of the country you live in
Is there a reason Billy Beane's story took place in the Bay Area?
How the citizens of Toronto successfully stopped an unpopular redevelopment plan
With better jobs markets and high levels of state funding, these U.S. cities offer a lot more than just a place to go to school
Productivity, not population, is the key metric
We're going to need to shift to a whole new way of life before we see lasting economic change
The president’s stated goal of uniting the country may be a lost cause
Excerpts from the cutting room floor of my latest magazine feature
It’s time to take the livability, sustainability, and prosperity of our urban areas more seriously
Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?