Richard Florida

Where More Americans Die at the Hands of Police

Missouri looks like it's in the middle of the pack. But we desperately need better data. 

Mapping America's New Economy in Construction Permits

The Boston-Washington corridor is up; the Rustbelt and Sunbelt are down.

America's Wage Gap Just Keeps Getting Worse

Since the recession, low-income households have turned into low-income regions.

There's a Remarkably Strong Link Between Community Service and Happiness

A new study shows a big difference between those who serve their communities and those who don't. 

Why Mayors Need a UN-Like Organization of Their Own

The world’s mayors are running the biggest and most important cities in all of human history. They need to have a forum.

Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods

A new study finds that neighborhoods that are more than 40 percent black are far less likely to gentrify.

Where the Great Recession Made Inequality Worse

The most dramatic increases were not in the usual places. 

The Troubling Decline of American Business Dynamism

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

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. 

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

The "great reset," continued. 

Cost of Living Is Really All About Housing

Places where the rent really is too damn high.

States with Better 'Business Climates' Also Have Higher Inequality

There's a clear connection between economic inequality and low-tax, pro-business policies.

Where Americans Really Earn the Most from Their Paychecks

New Yorkers may earn more, but don't they get less bang for their buck?

America's Leading Design Cities

New York and L.A. aren't the only epicenters for graphic designers, architects, and fashion designers. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Are Baby Boomers Really Keeping Millennials From Finding Jobs?

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