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Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live

What our devices can tell us about the geographic divisions of urban wealth.

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Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students

In an internship that doesn't pay? Get up and leave the office. You have nothing to lose. Literally. Nothing.

Reuters

Why America's Bridges Are in Such Dangerously Bad Shape

There are many answers, but they all boil down to the structure of federal transportation funding.

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Are Global Cities Really Doomed to Become 'Citadels' for the Rich?

Surely there's something we can do about this.

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Leading Metros for Venture Capital

The Bay Area remains at the top, but several cities are starting to catch up.

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The Best Thing We Could Do About Inequality Is Universal Preschool

How we can reduce crime, increase economic mobility, boost college graduation rates, and give communities more tax revenue, all at the same time.

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Reuters

How a Restaurant With No Cash Registers and No Prices Makes Money

Panera Bread's pay-what-you-want cafés are a bold experiment. Can the chain do good and well at the same time?

Schema Design

Watch What Happens When You Track 493 People's Grocery Buying Habits

Researchers are using GPS devices to better understand where and how we get our food.

Next Economy
Sophie Quinton

The Public-Private Partnership Whisperer

Living Cities CEO Ben Hecht is reinventing how cities leverage investment for big projects.

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Cities Are Innovative Because They Contain More Ideas to Steal

Two economists argue urban environments help foster the borrowing of ideas even better than they harvest original ones.

Reuters

Dubai Is Making All the Same Mistakes That Led to Its Last Economic Meltdown

Real estate prices are way up, and obscenely large projects are all the rage.

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The Silicon Valleys of Everything

There's a reason this cliché won't die.

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A Better Way of Measuring America's Science and Tech Jobs

A new study argues that only half of our so-called STEM jobs require a college degree.

Reuters

Why the Feds Agreed to Spend TARP Money on Demolishing Michigan's Empty Buildings

There's admittedly a certain irony in tearing down houses with funds marked to keep people in houses.

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Metcalf, Box, Evans

5 Maps That Show How Divided America Really Is

Breaking down the country by income, inequality, poverty and education.

Next Economy
Sophie Quinton

How Milwaukee Could Transform Itself Into the 'Silicon Valley' of Fresh Water

Inside the city's ambitious plans to become a hub of water-related technology and innovation.

Reuters

Portraits of Desperation: Unemployed and Homeless in Greece

An unsettling peek at the human toll of Europe's economic crisis.

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The Real Reason Cities Are Centers of Innovation

GDP and patents in cities usually grow at a faster rate than population. But why?