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America’s Urban Distress: How Much of the Problem Can We Blame on Liberal Politics?

Much of the distress in America’s cities is linked to regional developments, as shown by the unemployment data in this post. Population loss is a particular factor for the Northeast and Midwest (discussed here), while public pension shortfalls may be … Continue reading

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America’s Urban Distress: Which States and Regions Set Up Their Cities to Fail?

In 2011, the four U.S. cities with the highest unemployment rates were: Stockton, California (20.2%) Detroit, Michigan (20.0%) Flint, Michigan (19.0%) San Bernardino, California (17.8%). Today, only one of those cities is still standing. Bankruptcy-free, I mean. Stockton went bust … Continue reading

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Now That Detroit’s Gone Bust, Is Your City Next?

Detroit’s bankruptcy filing is one depressing read. Poverty, crime, blight – you name the malady and there’s plenty of data to back it up. And unfortunately, Detroit’s not alone. You may be wondering which city hits the wall next.

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