Richard Florida

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America's Biggest City Governments Are Still Struggling to Recover From the Recession

Revenues in more than two-thirds of the country's largest municipal governments had not bounced back to their pre-recession levels by 2011.

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Why It's So Incredibly Difficult to Fight Urban Inequality

The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.

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Class-Divided Cities: London Edition

There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.

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The Truth About D.C.'s Growing Knowledge-Based Economy

The federal government plays a major role, but it is not the single largest industry in the region.

Reuters/Mike Segar

The Remarkable Global Diversity of the NBA

A team-by-team look at how professional basketball has become more than just an American sport.

Deconstructing Drake's Toronto-Themed Birthday Cake

More proof the rapper takes his self-appointed role as a Toronto booster seriously, in the form of baked goods.

Zara Matheson

America's Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots

How tech has won the recession, county by county.

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The Myers Briggs States of America

Northeasterners are neurotic, West Coasters are laid back, and more empirical data on America's psychological geography.

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What the Shutdown Revealed About the Economic Divides in U.S. Politics

Tea Party America doesn't look much like the base of the big-business Republican Party.

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How Old Media Helped Spur New York's Tech Boom

The city's tech and information sector has been pulling away from the rest of the country since 2009.

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Did the Recession Convince Americans to Move to More Productive Cities?

Not really, though there are a few exceptions.

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Where America's Inventors Are

The geography of American innovation over the last decade.

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America's Most Productive Metros

New numbers show the power of energy and knowledge economies.

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The Great Growth Disconnect: Population Growth Does Not Equal Economic Growth

It can create a troubling illusion of prosperity.

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The Uneven Growth of High and Low-Wage Jobs Across America

The economic recovery — if we can call it that — has been driven largely by low-paying positions.

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada's High-Paying Jobs Recovery

Jobs paying more than $30 an hour have fueled Canada's job growth, in stark contrast to America's temp-heavy recovery.

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Where America's Economic Output Is Growing

80 percent of all metro areas saw their GDP's rise in 2012, according to a new Bureau of Economic Analysis report.

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Why the U.S. Needs to Fall Out of Love With Homeownership

Politicians should stop pretending that owning your own home is the way to make the nation richer.

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The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy

A new study shows that creative class workers spur innovation, no matter their field.