Richard Florida

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The New Geography of Teen Mothers

A look at why birth rates vary so dramatically across states.

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The Economic Geography of America's Abortion Wars

Increasingly, abortion has become a privilege reserved for residents of affluent states.

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America's Most Bikeable Neighborhoods

And city rankings, based on Bike Score.

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Lower State Income Tax Does Not Spur Economic Development

States with higher per capita tax collection rates are more affluent, with higher concentrations of talent and highly educated people.

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Where Americans Tweet Messages of Hate

Clear and distressing pockets of hate speech.

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The Link Between High Levels of Homeownership and Unemployment

Communities with lots of homeowners may restrict labor mobility, generate longer commutes, and lower rates of new business formation.

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The Hidden Geography of America's Surging Suicide Rate

It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.

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Does Having Lots of Local Governments Help or Hurt Economic Development?

The number of local governments per capita is negatively correlated with key measures of state economic performance.

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The World's Leading Science Cities

A new study ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.

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America's Best Performing Cities

Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.

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Immigrants Boost the Wages, Income and Economic Output of Cities

Contrary to the political conventional wisdom, higher shares of immigrants are associated with many good things in U.S. metros.

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Renting the American Dream

A new study finds a major shift in attitudes about renting and home ownership.

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Does the Location of Elite Colleges Hurt the Economy?

Great universities are a necessary but insufficient condition for high-tech growth.

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Why People Perceive Some Cities as Safer Than Others

There are reasons why places like Boston have tended to think of themselves as relatively safe compared to say, New Orleans.

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Class-Divided Cities: Detroit Edition

The final installment of our series exploring the economic divides across America's largest cities and metros.

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

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Lessons From Silicon Valley's 'Downtown'

A new report from SPUR traces the decline of downtown San Jose.

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Most (and Least) Religious Metro Areas

Provo, Utah, and Burlington, Vermont, represent opposite ends of the U.S. religiosity spectrum.

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Class-Divided Cities: San Francisco Edition

The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.